Jan Erik Windthorst


Counsel at Allen & Overy, Frankfurt a. M.

Jan Erik Windthorst is a counsel in Allen & Overy’s Dispute Resolution team. He represents clients before state courts, arbitral tribunals and government agencies. He handles banking and finance litigations as well as corporate disputes (including stock corporation law proceedings, directors’ liability and M&A disputes), often with a cross-border element. He has extensive experience with large-scale internal and administratively imposed investigations in the financial industry. He was seconded to the Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement team of a leading international bank in Frankfurt and closely monitors the increasing nexus between regulatory and contentious issues in the financial sector.

He advises financial institutions, insurance companies and private equity investors as well as clients from a wide variety of industries. He frequently publishes client briefings and is regularly invited to speak about his fields of practice at events in Germany and abroad. He joined Allen & Overy in January 2015. Before joining Allen & Overy, he worked for eight years in the Dispute Resolution department of another leading international law firm (four years as a senior associate).

Professional Qualifications

Admitted as German Rechtsanwalt, Germany, 2002

Referendar, Germany, 1999

Academic Qualifications

Second German Law Degree, Germany, 2002

LL.M, University of Berkeley, USA, 2000

First German Law Degree, Germany, 1999