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About Dr. Jan Hermsen

Jan is a corporate associate in our global transactions team.

He advises companies on general corporate matters and particularly with regard to M&A transactions.

Jan speaks German, English and Norwegian.

Recent work

  • Advising Carlyle Investment Management on its $3.2bn acquisition of Atotech from Total, the French integrated oil and gas company. Atotech is a chemicals business specialising in metallisation, panel plating and corrosion protection products.
  • Advising PGGM Vermogensbeheer, a Dutch pension fund, on the acquisition of 49 per cent of the German business of American Tower Corporation, an owner, operator and developer of wireless communication towers.
  • Advising the shipping line Maersk on the acquisition of the shipping line Hamburg Süd.



  • University of Greifswald, Germany (law)
  • University of Greifswald, Germany (doctor of laws – Dr jur)
  • Legal traineeship (Referendariat) in Hamburg in Germany and Oslo in Norway

Professional qualifications

  • Rechtsanwalt, Germany