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Jakob is counsel at Morrison & Foerster’s German office in Berlin and member of our Corporate, Compliance, and Investigations team with a focus on corporate compliance and internal investigations. He advises both foreign and domestic clients on all areas of corporate law.

Jakob advises clients in compliance with legal matters, internal investigations, and corporate governance and assists clients in pursuing and defending damages claims arising out of compliance failures. He also advises clients on day-to-day business as well as on business transactions.

Jakob holds an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge, UK and spent a semester at Harvard Law School as a visiting researcher. He earned his Dr. title from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Representative Experience
  • Conducting an investigation on behalf of Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen regarding equity trades around dividend date
  • Advising Daimler AG regarding diesel emissions
  • Representing a German bank in court proceedings to pursue damages arising out of noncompliance with tax obligations
  • Investigating tax structured transactions on behalf of a German bank
  • Advising a German bank in pursuing damages claims against several former directors and related D&O insurance topics
  • Providing corporate advice to a retail consumer cooperative regarding the foundation of a joint venture with a major German trade company
  • Assessing board liability claims for various DAX 30 subsidiaries
  • Providing ongoing corporate advice to U.S. investors regarding investments in German companies
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