Jens Hafemann’s practice focuses on tax law and corporate transactions.

He regularly advises on all tax and corporate law aspects of reorganizations and all tax aspects of international and national M&A and capital markets transactions. He has substantial experience with cross-border and national mergers, carve-out transactions, corporate reorganizations involving multiple jurisdictions, and European corporate law, including the Societas Europaea (SE).

Jens joined the firm in 2008 and became a senior attorney in 2015. From 2008 to 2012, he was resident in the Frankfurt office, and from 2012 to 2013 he was resident in the New York office. He is also a certified tax advisor (Steuerberater).

Notable Experience

  • Alstom in its terminated €15 billion merger with Siemens’ mobility business, including its rail traction drives business.

  • General Motors in the sale of its Opel/Vauxhall subsidiary and GM Financial’s European operations to PSA Group.

  • Furukawa Electric in its European joint venture with Essex Magnet Wire.

  • International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) in its acquisition of Fragrance Resources.

  • LVMH in its acquisition of RIMOWA, a leading manufacturer of luggage and leather goods.

  • Asahi Kasei in its acquisition of Polypore International and the back-to-back sale of the worldwide separations media business to 3M.

  • The underwriters in the re-IPO of Pfleiderer Grajewo, following a complex restructuring of the German Pfleiderer Group.

  • Lafarge in its merger with Holcim.

  • Henry Schein in its acquisition of scil animal care company.

  • Gazprom in a complex asset swap transaction with Wintershall, a subsidiary of BASF.

  • Germany’s Financial Market Stabilization Agency (FMSA) in connection with the reprivatization and IPO of Deutsche Pfandbriefbank.

  • Westlake Chemical Corporation in its acquisition of Vinnolit.

  • Edenred in the acquisition of a participation in the fuel-card issuer UTA.

  • Commerzbank AG in a rights offering.

  • Deutsche Bank in capital increases.

  • Helikos SE in its IPO and subsequent business combination with the Swiss exceet Group.

  • Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen on the acquisition of West LB.

  • American Express in its acquisition of Loyalty Partner.

See More


  • Germany,” The Executive Remuneration Review, Law Business Research, seventh edition, 2018.

  • Praxisrelevante gesellschaftsrechtliche und steuerrechtliche Aspekte bei grenzüberschreitenden Verschmelzungen, in: Andreas Herlinghaus / Heribert Hirte / Rainer Hüttemann / Thomas Heidel (Hrsg.), Festschrift für Wienand Meilicke, Nomos Verlag, p. 779-842 (co-author: Daniel Weyde).

  • The Executive Remuneration Review, Law Business Research (Eds. Arthur Kohn and Janet Cooper), fifth edition, 2016, chapter on Germany.
  • Being a Board Member in Germany: A manual for English-speaking members of management boards and supervisory boards of German AG, GmbH and SE, 2011.