Dr. Jan Ole Eichstädt

Local Partner, Frankfurt



Jan Ole advises on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate reorganizations. He focuses on private equity and regulated industries transactions, in particular in the financial institutions and energy sectors.

Advising on privately negotiated transactions and public takeovers, Jan Ole has broad transaction experience, including complex German and cross-border deals.

Representing corporate clients, investors and private equity firms, Jan Ole also offers advice on a range of general corporate law issues and capital markets law matters.

Prior to joining White & Case, Jan Ole worked for major international law firms in Frankfurt, London, New York and Munich as an associate and as a trainee lawyer.

Second State Exam
Hanseatic Higher Regional Court of Hamburg
Dr jur
University of Passau
First State Exam
University of Munich


United Arab Shipping Company, 2016 / 2017
Advising container shipping liner United Arab Shipping Company on its merger with German-listed Hapag-Lloyd AG, creating a combined entity with an annual turnover of around US$ 12 billion.

Palero, 2016
Advising private equity investor palero (i) on the sale of Heinrich Kopp GmbH to the Saudi alfanar Group, (ii) on the acquisition of a 50 percent stake in the India-based Encotec Energy (India) Pvt. Ltd. by VPC GmbH and (iii) the acquisition of Medical One AG.

Gasunie Deutschland, 2016
Advising Gasunie Deutschland on the acquisition (jointly with Open Grid Europe) of gas transmission operator jordgas Transport GmbH from Statoil.

German financial institution, 2016
Advising on conversion of legal form of regulated German bank into a German stock corporation (Aktiengesellschaft).

Kontron AG, 2016
Advising German-listed Kontron AG on the launch of a strategic partnership with Ennoconn Corp., a subsidiary of Taiwanese Foxconn Technology Group.

PATRIZIA Alternative Investments GmbH, 2016
Advising PATRIZIA Alternative Investments GmbH on the acquisition of two retail asset portfolios with a total deal volume of approx. EUR 500 million.

Allianz Capital Partners, Borealis, Infinity Investments and MEAG, 2015
Advising an international consortium of infrastructure investors comprising Allianz Capital Partners, Borealis Infrastructure Management Inc., Infinity Investments SA and MEAG, the asset management arm of Munich Re, on its acquisition of German autobahn services station chain "Tank & Rast".

Continental AG, 2015
Advising Continental AG on the acquisition of the automotive business of Elektrobit Corporation.

Nordic Capital, 2015
Advising Nordic Capital Fund VII on the acquisition of the Sunrise Medical group from Equistone Partners Europe.

Allianz Renewable Energy Fund
Advising Allianz Renewable Energy Fund on the structuring and acquisition of several investments in the renewable energy sector.

Commerzbank AG, 2014
Advising Commerzbank AG on the sale of its subsidiary Commerz Japan Real Estate Finance Corporation to PAG.

Clariant, 2013
Advising Clariant on the sale of its global Leather Services business to Stahl, a chemicals group based in the Netherlands.

Nokia, 2013
Advising Nokia on the acquisition of Siemens' 50% stake in their joint venture, Nokia Siemens Networks.*

*Matters prior to working for White & Case.


Marketing Rules for Funds, Long Disclosure Rules and Short Disclosure Rules in Germany, HFM Compliance Database, 2014, (co-author with Andreas Wieland et al.)

Arbitration Issues in the Law of the European Union (Der schiedsrechtliche Acquis communautaire), Dissertation, Jena, 2013

Delegation of Powers to Management to Set the Definitive Amount of a Capital Increase under German Stock Corporation Law (Die "Bis zu"-Kapitalerhöhung im System der Kapitalmaßnahmen des Aktiengesetzes), DStR, Issue 6, pp 277–281, 2007, (co-author with Daniel Holzmann)