Jakob heads up the firm’s office in Hong Kong. With his extensive knowledge of legal matters in China, his professional competence and his fluent command of the Mandarin language, he advises clients on transactions, joint ventures, and green field projects, including their financing.
A focus of Jakob's expertise as a recommended lawyer and tax advisor is on environmental technologies and the food industry. His practice also includes providing ongoing advice to European companies on all matters relating to doing business in Asia. Jakob’s commercial competence and his cultural empathy to strike the right note - whether in negotiations or in providing advice - are qualities that clients particularly appreciate about him.
|Since 2016||Chief Representative, Taylor Wessing in association with H.M. Chan & Co|
|2011||Partner, Taylor Wessing in association with H.M. Chan & Co|
|2007 - 2011||In-house, accounting and advisory firm|
|2004 - 2007||Associate, German law firm, Shanghai|
|2011||Admitted as tax advisor|
|2007||Doctorate, University of Passau, Chinese Credit Law|
|2005||Admitted as a lawyer, Germany|
|2004||Second legal State exam|
|2002 - 2004||Legal traineeship, Berlin and Nanjing|
|2002||First legal State exam|
|1995 - 2002||Legal studies, Berlin, Glasgow, Nanjing and Heidelberg|
Mergers and Acquisitions in China and Germany, co-author
|Chinese-German Business Association
German Chinese Lawyer’s Association
Chinaforum Bayern e.V.
by multiple authors