Jahn, Thomas

  Paris, France
 ++33 (0) 1 44 51 05 70
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Thomas Jahn, born in 1951, is a French, German, and American attorney. He advises and assists foreign clients, particularly German and Anglo-Saxon clients, in their investments in France, as well as French clients in their cross-border projects.

Typical matters handled by Thomas Jahn include:

  • legal assistance in the purchase and sale of French or German businesses, from the inception phase right through to the due diligence review and the finalization of the transaction;
  • advice and legal assistance in the creation or restructuring of French companies or groups of companies;
  • assisting in insolvency procedures;
  • assisting in legal procedures before the competition authorities;
  • conception and implementation of distribution structures;
  • international arbitration.

He also has special experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

Thomas Jahn studied law at the Universities of Heidelberg, Munich, and Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany. He also obtained a Masters of Comparative Jurisprudence from New York University.

Thomas Jahn began his career with the law firm Curtis Mallet Prevost Colt & Mosle, first in Paris and then in New York. He then returned to France to practice with the law firm SG Archibald and became a partner there in 1986. Following the regrouping of Archibald and Arthur Andersen International, he also became a partner of Andersen Worldwide SC in 1993 and subsequently of EY Law following the merger of Archibald and HSD Ernst & Young. In 2005 he became “of counsel” of BMH Avocats. In 2011 he joined GGV.

Thomas Jahn’s areas of practice are: international business law, mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructurings, company law, distribution law, antitrust law, bankruptcy law, and arbitration.?

Thomas Jahn is a member of GGV’s German-French Practice Group (“Equipe franco-allemande”).

In addition to French and German (native languages), he also speaks English.

Practice Area
  • international business law
  • mergers & acquisitions
  • corporate restructurings
  • corporate law
  • distribution law
  • antitrust law
  • bankruptcy law
  • international arbitration