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Dr. Jan Hermsen
+49 40 571 990 47

Dr. Jan Hermsen

Dr. Jan Hermsen is a lawyer in the area of Corporate/M&A and advises companies and financial investors on transactions and all corporate law related matters. Given his MBA and his prior professional experience with a PE investor, he can provide his clients with a 360-degree advisory approach.

Besides cross-border transactions, in particular in the healthcare and consumer staples sectors, he has additional expertise in structuring and developing management participation programs for portfolio companies under PE ownership.

Prior to joining Vesthaus, he was a Principal Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Hamburg and Oslo and worked for a Hamburg-based private equity fund.

  • Advising the investor group ICIG on the sale of the pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing company Corden Pharma to the private equity fund Astorg

  • Acquisition of a German elderly housing chain by an international provider of healthcare services from a private equity fund

  • Advising financial investor Hellman & Friedman on the sale of credit broker Finanzcheck to competitor smava

  • Sale of a real estate fund of an international asset manager

  • Support of a Croation food company on several transactions and takeover efforts in competitive processes

  • Development and monitoring of various virtual and real management participation programs for private equity investors

  • Master of Business Administration from the ESADE Business School

  • Doctoral Thesis (PhD) at the University of Greifswald in law against unfair competition

  • Legal clerkship in Hamburg, Kiel and Oslo

  • Studies at the University of Greifswald


The legality of temporary discount schemes, taking into consideration insights from economics, 2017