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Jan-Philipp Meier

Senior Associate, Hamburg

jan-philipp.meier@dlapiper.comT +49 40 188 88 234F +49 40 188 88 111

I am a corporate attorney representing clients of all size in their international projects. My work includes primarily M&A, PE and VC transactions, but I am also advising on all corporate matters of a company life cycle from the incorporation to the liquidation. In addition, my practice includes corporate litigation, in particular shareholder disputes. The latter always shows me why functioning agreements between founders, investors & co are crucial to avoid disputes critical for the business at a later stage.

Although based in Hamburg, Germany I spent most of my time on international transactions by either helping German clients on their projects abroad or foreign companies with their businesses in Germany and Europe. Working with people from different countries, with different cultural backgrounds and coming from different legal systems is a challenge, but one for which I enjoy my work every day. Having spent some time of my legal career in London as well Palo Alto (Silicon Valley) helps a lot in this respect.

On the personal side, I am happily married with my wife and am the father of three little kids. Besides the time with them, I enjoy playing field hockey and sailing.