June 1, 2022

New York, NY, June 1, 2022 -- Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP today announced that David Jansen has joined the Firm as counsel in the Frankfurt office, where he will expand the Firm’s global regulatory platform and establish a Frankfurt-based practice, continuing the Firm’s investment and expansion in the German market.

“We have long planned to expand our regulatory offering in Frankfurt, and David’s pedigree and experience in the field is an excellent fit for Willkie,” said Corporate & Financial Services Department partner Georg Linde, who manages Willkie’s Frankfurt office. “Regulation is an increasingly important part of transactional work as well as on a stand-alone basis, and David will be a valuable resource to the expanding needs of our clients in Frankfurt and across the Firm. We are delighted to welcome him to Willkie.”

David has significant experience in the financial sector, and focuses his practice on advising clients on financial services regulatory and asset management matters as well as on M&A transactions. He provides counsel on banking and insurance regulatory matters, as well as advising asset management companies and institutional investors on the structuring and launch of investment funds and investment products. He was formerly counsel at Freshfields.

David commented: “Willkie is well-established in Germany as a leader in private equity and M&A, known for its work on many sophisticated transactions, where regulatory matters regularly play a vital part. The Firm also has a leading global asset management practice which I look forward to working with. I am thrilled to join the team in Frankfurt at this time of growth and look forward to working with my new colleagues.”

Willkie’s Frankfurt office handles complex corporate and commercial transactions that demand multifaceted legal experience. Our attorneys are known for providing solution-driven advice innovatively tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. Clients value especially our practical business approach to helping them reach their goals, as well as our cost-effective and streamlined style of transaction management. 


Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is an international law firm of approximately 1,000 attorneys with offices in Brussels, Chicago, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Palo Alto, Paris, Rome, San Francisco and Washington. The Firm is headquartered in New York City at 787 Seventh Avenue.

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