DR. JAN SCHINKÖTH focuses his practice on cross-border and national mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and general corporate matters. He advises private equity and strategic investors in complex leveraged buy-outs and refinancing transactions and deals with German law aspects of multi-jurisdictional transactions.
Jan has represented private equity funds such as Sun Capital, Summit Partners, TowerBrook, Apollo, and H.I.G. in a variety of matters, including leveraged buyouts, distressed investments, debt and equity restructurings, joint ventures and management incentive plans.
Jan has been listed as a recommended lawyer for both M&A and Private Equity work in the JUVE Handbook every year since 2015. Most recently, he has been listed among the “best lawyers” for Private Equity in Germany by Handelsblatt Best Lawyers 2020.
Prior to joining Sidley in 2017, Jan was a partner in the corporate practice of another international law firm. He is fluent in German and English.
Admissions & Certifications
- Germany – Rechtsanwalt
- Higher Regional Court of Munich, Second State Exam, 2003
- Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, First State Exam, 2001
- University of Augsburg, Ph.D., 2005 (with honours, magna cum laude)