Prof. Dr. Clemens Just - McDermott Will & Emery


Prof. Dr. Clemens Just advises clients on all aspects of corporate law and mergers and acquisitions transactions. Clemens has extensive experience acting for financial and strategic investors and on private and public takeovers. His experience includes corporate restructurings and insolvency law issues. Clemens also lectures regularly on these topics, including at the Frankfurt School of Finance. Since 2018 Prof. Dr. Just is admitted as a civil law notary (“Notar”) in Frankfurt am Main. Prof. Dr. Clemens Just is the managing partner for the Firm’s Frankfurt office.


  • Represented the sole shareholder on the sale of all shares in isel Germany AG, as well as the real estate used for operations, to Dutch listed Aalberts NV.
  • Represented Volkswagen Financial Services AG (“VWFS”) on its joint venture with J.P. Morgan International Finance Limited (“JPM”) in Volkswagen Payments S.A.
  • Advising CWS-boco International GmbH on the acquisition of all shares in profi-con GmbH Contamination Control including its international subsidiaries
  • Advising the sellers of the Lässig Group on the sale of all shares in Lässig Holding GmbH to the private equity company Arcus Capital AG

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  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™ 2023 Germany: Leading Lawyer for Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law and Public Law
  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™ 2022 Germany: Leading Lawyer for Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Corporate Law
  • The Legal 500 Germany


  • British German Jurists’ Association (Deutsch-Britische Juristenvereinigung e.V.)


Appointment as Civil Law Notary (“Notar”), 2018
Court of Appeal in Berlin, Second State Exam, 2001
University of Freiburg, Dr. jur. (PhD), 2000
London School of Economics and Political Science, LLM, 1999
University of Freiburg, First State Exam, 1998

England and Wales (Solicitor)

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