Jan Axel Jost, LLM - McDermott Will & Emery


Jan Axel Jost focuses his practice on corporate restructuring and insolvency, national and international M&A and private equity transactions, joint ventures and on all aspects of general corporate law.

Prior to joining McDermott, Jan Axel gained experience working as an associate in two German law firms in Hamburg. During his legal traineeship, Jan Axel worked as a law clerk in the German Consulate General in Los Angeles, as well as in corporate departments in law firms in both Germany and the UK.


  • Advised a leading private markets asset management firm on the acquisition of various coal power plants*
  • Advised a syndicate of tour operators on the unsuccessful acquisition of a minority stake in a German airline*
  • Advised a leading European private equity firm the acquisition of a leading manufacturer of high-quality mechanical and electromechanical products and systems from a Swiss private equity investor*

*Matter handled prior to joining McDermott


  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™ 2023 Germany: Ones to Watch for Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law


District Court of Darmstadt, Second State Examination, 2018
University of Georgia (US), LLM, 2015
University of Mannheim, First State Examination, 2014
University of Mannheim, LLB, 2011