Jakob Tybus, LL.M.



Jakob Tybus advises both foreign and domestic clients in all areas of corporate law.

Mr. Tybus has a focus on compliance advice, assisting clients in German domestic and international internal investigations and pursuing or defending damages claims arising out of compliance failures. Mr. Tybus also advises clients on day-to-day business as well as on business transactions.

While pursuing his legal education, Mr. Tybus worked for the Governing Mayor of Berlin and the Consulate General of Germany in Los Angeles.

Mr. Tybus holds an LLM from the University of Cambridge, UK and spent a semester at Harvard Law School as a visiting researcher.


  • Investigations for banks regarding share transactions close to the dividend record date and tax structured transactions
  • Corporate advice for a retail consumer cooperative regarding the foundation of a joint venture with a major German trade company
  • Assessment of board liability claims for various DAX 30 subsidiaries
  • Ongoing corporate advice of US Investors regarding investments in German companies

Honors & Awards

  • Scholar of Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
  • Scholar of the Postgraduate Scholarship Program of the State of Baden-Württemberg

Publications & News


February 7, 2017

Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2016 Developments and Predictions for 2017

The past year was consequential for FCPA enforcement in numerous respects, including blockbuster penalties, new policy initiatives, and the SEC's first DPA with an individual for FCPA violations.

February 2, 2016

Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2015 Developments and Predictions for 2016

Among other significant developments, 2015 saw the U.S. Department of Justice (the “DOJ” or the “Department”) document a policy priority of holding individuals accountable for corporate wrongdoing. This policy was laid out in the “Yates Memorandum”—announced by Deputy Assistant Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates—and related changes the DOJ made to the U.S. Attorney’s Manual.

January 15, 2016

Criminal Liability of Corporations and Enterprises: The New Sentencing Guidelines for Fraud, Bribery and Money Laundering Offences in England and Wales

An article by Patrick Späth and Jakob Tybus, published in Corporate Compliance Zeitschrift (CCZ), 1/2016, pp. 35-43.

Speaking Engagements


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Visiting Researcher, Harvard University, 2015

Second State Exam, Berlin, Court of Appeals, 2012

LLM, University of Cambridge, 2010

First State Exam, Humboldt University, Berlin, 2009

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