Before starting at vangard, Jan-Ove Becker worked for various major international law firms. He advises companies on national and international employment law. He specializes in corporate reorganization and restructuring and advises companies on co-determination and employee representation law, data protection and compliance issues under employment law, and all employment issues associated with corporate transactions. He mainly advises US clients and those with an industry focus on technology. Jan-Ove Becker is a self-published author and has been editor of a journal on bankruptcy law for several years. He is President of the Labour Law Commission at the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA). Jan-Ove Becker is a member of the German-American Lawyers Association (DAJV), the employment law working group of the German Bar Association and numerous other national lawyers' associations.

  • German, English

Jan-Ove Becker is regarded as »fast and solution-focused«
Legal 500 2018

Focal Points

  • Restructuring
  • Advising US companies
  • Industrial relations law
  • Occupational co-determination rights
  • Due diligence under employment law
  • Data protection under employment law
  • Compliance under employment law
  • Church employment law


  • Attorney at GRIEBE Rechtsanwälte law firm
  • Admitted to the bar as an attorney, 2012
  • Research associate with Taylor Wessing (employment law section)
  • Research associate with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (employment pension benefits)
  • Internship in Hamburg, Berlin and New York, among other work assignments with the HR department of the Gruner & Jahr publishing company and at the leading US law firm Paul Hastings LLP.
  • Editor of the journal KTS – Zeitschrift für Insolvenzrecht (pub. Wolters Kluwer)


  • Studied law at the University of Hamburg with a focus on employment law
  • Completed internship with the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, concentrating on employment law, with postings to Hamburg, Berlin and New York

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