VIDEO - We caught up with Headline Sponsors Urs & Jana of AQUAN Rechtsanwälte at the 2018 Annual Conference
Published 26 Nov, 2018
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“I have dreamt about becoming a lawyer since I was a child. This focus means that I pursue my profession with passion, excitement and creativity; emotions that form a key element of my relationship to our clients. My most important reward is gaining your trust.”
Jana is one of the founding partners at AQUAN Rechtsanwälte. Before she joined the firm, she spent two years working as an attorney-at-law in a team run by Urs Breitsprecher.
Jana obtained her first state exam at the University of Münster, Germany in 2011, and her second state exam at the higher regional court of Düsseldorf in 2016. She received her Doctorate in Law (Dr. jur.) in 2015 at the University of Münster after working for five years as a research assistant at the Centre for European Private Law at the University of Münster. Jana began practicing law as qualified attorney-at-law (Rechtsanwältin) in 2016.
She has significant international experience working on a range of cross-border M&A transactions. Further to this, she has spent considerable periods abroad, completing research studies in Paris for her doctoral thesis, and a legal clerkship at the German Embassy in Iceland.
Her legal expertise is focused on company law, M&A, trade law and contract law and she represents clients in Germany and internationally. These clients range from start-ups to family-owned businesses, and private equity firms.
Jana is a member of the Düsseldorf Bar Association, and the Business and Professional Women Düsseldorf e.V.
She is married and lives in Dusseldorf with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling to new countries and gathering experiences. Further, she is enthusiastic about modern art and photography. On occasion, she also enjoys a relaxing round of golf.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Company law and M&A
AQUAN is a new concept of legal practice committed to the delivery of legal advice at the highest level, helping our clients achieve their goals. It goes without saying that we embrace and adhere to the principles of honesty, integrity and professional ethics.
Our team of commercial lawyers is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany. We bring experience acquired through handling demanding international legal work, into the more relaxed, client-centric environment of a modern boutique practice.
We are highly skilled, highly educated and highly motivated to help you succeed, but equally driven to maintain high standards in professional and social responsibility.
Boutique to us means more than just small. It means that we are focused, and allows our team to maintain a flat hierarchy. It helps us to remain open-minded and creative when it comes to solving legal and commercial problems.
As one of our clients, you will get to know our team personally. We aim to be an integral part of your business; a key ally and friend, rather than just an advisor.
Our goal is to help mid-market companies and international investors to achieve their objectives.
The team, led by managing partner Urs Breitsprecher, is specialised in all areas of corporate/ M&A and commercial law. In addition, we have expertise in restructuring and insolvency law and advising on inbound/outbound investments. If needed, we source advice on other legal areas such as employment and IP from local specialists who we know and trust.
We can facilitate the corporate finance on your acquisition of a new business, or help you to wind up or dispose of your old one. We will represent you as a creditor in a bankruptcy case, or can help to restructure your business should the need arise.
If you are a foreign investor looking at opportunities in Germany, we will advise you on contract negotiations, as well as on tax consequences and finance options.
Whatever we do, the solutions will be effective, creative, and tailored to your specific situation. We can do that because we will have taken the time to understand you and your business, your motivation, your ethics and your ultimate vision.
Our interdisciplinary experience across a broad range of legal areas, ensures we never lose sight of your individual interests. As entrepreneurs ourselves, we understand what is important to you. We have a highly focused legal and commercial perspective that reflects the business rationale behind any advice we give.
Teamwork is at the heart of AQUAN’s ethos, and that extends beyond our practice to embrace clients and expert associates. We work with trusted partners across Europe and beyond who are able to add international expertise to our legal solutions.
The Netherlands and Germany are important trade partners. Germany received almost USD100 billion of exports from the Dutch in 2016. This level of commercial activity led AQUAN to partner with RSM Netherlands and Wolfs Advocaten, and we share an office on the German/Dutch border in Venlo.
As partners we work together, but not exclusively. AQUAN also works with other trusted partners in the Netherlands to enable us to meet specific client needs on an as required basis.
Our Middle East desk is manned by a team including dedicated Arabic speakers and lawyers with detailed knowledge of the region, which enables us to assist clients in their dealings in the greater Middle East. On a global level, we are part of the IR Global network which connects us with professional expertise in more than 50 countries worldwide. We are also a partner of Emerging Markets Advisory Group (IsFin).
These international associations allow us to identify your needs and craft the perfect independent solution or package of advice, regardless of complexity or geographic location.
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