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Jan Schlaak

Senior Associate
Absolutely impressive performance
Client, JUVE Handbook 2020/2021

Jan Schlaak practices in the area of corporate law, with a focus on cross-border M&A, joint ventures and restructurings. He is involved in transactions across a broad range of industry sectors, advising both on strategic M&A deals as well as Private Equity and Venture Capital investments. 

Jan offers particular experience with transactions in the Renewable Energy sector. 

As a Legal Tech Fellow, Jan is jointly responsible for DLA Piper's Legal Tech strategy in Germany.

Professional QualificationsRechtsanwalt admitted with Hanseatische Rechtsanwaltskammer Hamburg


  • Advising global technology company HCLTech on acquisition of German automotive engineering service provider ASAP Group.
  • Advising Uniper on sale of their marine fuel trading business Uniper DMCC in Dubai.
  • Advising leading mid-market investor Capvis on acquisition of a majority stake in SCHURTER Group, a Swiss premium developer and manufacturer of electronic components.
  • Advising WarnerBros. Discovery on an agreement with ProSiebenSat.1 on a new cooperation model for the streaming platform Joyn.
  • Advising Sweden-based group of companies Storskogen on acquisition of majority stake in German performance-based advertising agency Dimabay.
  • Advising Australian developer and manufacturer of analytical and life sciences products and devices Trajan Scientific and Medical on the acquisition of Axel Semrau, a German a laboratory automation, chromatography, and software business.
  • Advising an international consortium including a foreign pension fund on the acquisition of a 400MW German offshore wind farm.
  • Advising an international infrastructure fund on the sale of a 180MW German and French solar and wind portfolio.
  • English
  • German
  • Higher Regional Court of Celle, Second State Examination, 2018
  • Bucerius Law School, First State Examination, 2016


  • Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers 2024/2025: Recognised as “one to watch” for M&A.

Prior Experience

  • 2019 to 2021 – Associate in the Hamburg office of an international law firm, special focus on M&A transactions in the renewable energy sector