Wendler LL.M., Jan-S.

Dr. Jan-S. Wendler, LL.M.

Dr. Jan Wendler advises clients in corporate compliance and corporate/M&A matters. He focuses his practice on domestic and cross-border internal investigations involving allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption, tax evasion, or money laundering. Dr. Wendler has particular experience in providing advice within the context of multi-jurisdictional investigations. He has represented clients in internal investigations conducted inter alia by US authorities including the US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as well as by national and international public prosecutor’s offices.

Mr. Wendler also advises domestic and multinational companies with regard to general compliance matters including assisting clients with business partner reviews and business partner compliance due diligences.

In addition, Dr. Wendler has particular experience advising clients in national and international M&A transactions.

Experience

  • Internal Investigations and Government Representations

    • Leading a large compliance review on behalf of a major German company of 1000+ business partners globally.
    • Representation of a major international financial institution in a money-laundering multi-jurisdictional internal investigation. 
    • Representation of a Swiss financial institution in a criminal tax investigation conducted by the US Department of Justice and other agencies.
    • Representation of a UK financial institution in a criminal tax investigation conducted by the US Department of Justice and other agencies.
    • Representation of a German stock listed construction company in a multi-jurisdictional (Central and Eastern Europe) corruption investigation conducted by a German public prosecutor’s office.
    • Representation of a German company in an investigation under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. 

Recognition

  • Dr. Wendler is recommended by Legal 500 Deutschland 2017 for his work in the area of compliance. He was noted as “efficient, very pleasant to work with and transparent in communication.”

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Credentials

  • Education

    • Second State Exam, Frankfurt am Main, 2007

    • PhD in Law, University of Rostock, 2006

    • LLM, University of San Diego, 2002

    • First State Exam, Berlin, 2001

  • Admissions

    • Frankfurt

  • Languages

    • German

    • English

    • French

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