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About Dr. Jacob Fontaine

Jacob advises German and international companies on all aspects of corporate law and in the context of M&A transactions.

His main focus lies on private M&A deals in particular on private equity investments and on the automotive sector. His expertise also includes restructuring and insolvency law, therefore, Jacob frequently advises on distressed M&A transactions.

Furthermore, he has comprehensively advised start-up companies on corporate and finance matters.

Jacob speaks German, English and Spanish.



  • Universities of Tübingen and Hamburg, Germany
  • Postgraduate legal clerkship (Referendariat) at the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg with stations in our Hamburg and New York offices as well as in Bogotá, Colombia.

Academic positions

  • Rechtsanwalt, Germany

Professional memberships 

  • Hamburg's Hanseatic professional association of lawyers