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Dr. Jana Grosbüsch

Certified Specialized Attorney in Commercial and Corporate Law

Location Bielefeld
T +49 521 96535 - 810
F +49 521 96535 - 115
Foreign language: English


About me

  • Born in 1979
  • Legal studies at Rostock University
  • First Exam ("1. Staatsexamen") in 2002
  • Legal clerkship ("Refrendariat") at the Bielefeld District Court
  • Second (Bar) Exam ("2. Staatsexamen") in 2005
  • Research associate with the Chair for Civil Law, International Private, Procedural, and Business Law, Prof. Dr. Ansgar Staudinger, at Bielefeld University, 2005 - 2008
  • Admitted to the bar in 2008
  • Attorney with KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, 2008 - 2010
  • Doctor of Laws (Dr. jur.) 2010
  • Joined the firm in 2011
  • Certified Specialized Attorney in Commercial and Corporate Law since 2013



  • Corporate law compliance
  • Determination of the specific requirements for a compliance system in consideration of the existing compliance culture
  • Development of customized compliance guidelines ( Code of Conduct )
  • Raising the employees' awareness and training the employees with regard to general and specific compliance questions
  • Regular control and further development of the compliance system, if applicable

Corporate law/M&A


  • Selection of the legal form (corporate law and tax law)
  • Drafting of the partnership agreement, further agreements between the partners
  • German stock corporation and private company law (e.g. OHG, KG, GmbH & Co. KG, GmbH, AG, KGaA, eG)
  • Trust
  • Voting trust, pool and consortium agreements

Life and growth of the company

  • Conduction of general meetings and partners' meetings
  • Growth financing, corporate finance (borrowed and own capital, cash pool, bank loans, leasing, leasing, factoring, forfaiting, asset-backed securities, mezzanine financing, bonds, bonded loans)
  • Participation rights, silent partnerships (typical, atypical)
  • Employee participation schemes
  • Private equity companies
  • Subsidiaries (foundation and acquisition, foreign subsidiaries)
  • Partnership agreements, affiliation agreements (in particular control and profit and loss transfer agreements)
  • Co-determination
  • Corporate compliance, corporate governance
  • Cooperation agreements, joint ventures, join ventures in Germany and abroad


  • Transformation law, transformation tax law
  • Consolidation, split, restructuring, contribution, merger
  • International mergers and control agreements
  • National and international holding structures
  • Squeeze-out

Disputes within the company

  • Disputes between the partners, with members of bodies and with the company
  • Representation of interests out of court (in particular in partners' meetings, general meetings, supervisory board, advisory board)
  • Representation of interests in court
  • Mediation (as party representative and mediator)
  • Arbitration (as party representative and arbitrator)

Company succession

  • Structuring of family assets
  • Entrepreneur's last wills
  • Gifts, usufruct
  • Inheritance tax law
  • Supervisory board, advisory board
  • Sale of companies

Purchase and sale of companies (M&A)

  • Preparation of the purchase of a company (tax optimization, bundling of the assets to be sold, separation of assets, sales brochure)
  • Determination of the type of sales process (e.g. auction, sale to competitors)
  • Selection of the business broker or the investment bank
  • Transaction structure (in particular asset or share deal, tax aspects)
  • Transaction management
  • Agreements prior to due diligence (e.g. non-disclosure agreement, letter of intent)
  • Preparation and execution of and support during due diligence (including installation of a(n) (electronic) data room)
  • Negotiations
  • Drafting of the company purchase agreement
  • Distressed M&A, acquisition from the insolvency administrator
  • Consulting in the case of public take-over bids

Insolvency law and reorganization

  • Support of companies and entrepreneurs in case of insolvency both on the side of the creditor and on the side of the debtor
  • Representation in disputes regarding insolvency law
  • Rights of parties furnishing security and of parties to which a security is furnished in case of insolvency
  • Insolvency rescission
  • Liability of the insolvency administrator

Asset planning, succession, succession law

Asset succession and company succession

  • Transfer of company assets
  • Foundation of family-owned businesses/family pools
  • Lump sum provisions

Asset planning

  • Legal structuring of (family-owned) companies



  • Zuwendungen unter Lebenden auf den Todesfall, Lebzeitige Rechtsgeschäfte oder Verfügungen von Todes wegen?, Hamburg, 2010, zugl. Dissertation


  • Reiserechtliche Problematiken bei Kinder- und Jugendreisen, (gemeinsam mit Patrick Wersin, in: Thomas Korbus u.a. (Hrsg.): Jugendreisen 2.0, Analysen und Perspektiven, Bielefeld, ruf akademie 2012, S. 304 - 311
  • Ansgar Staudinger und Jana Ilchmann: Pauschalreise-, Luftverkehrs-, Eisenbahn- sowie Reiseversicherungsrecht - Rechtsprechung aus dem Jahr 2007/2008 sowie aktuelle Entwicklungen, NJW 2008, 2752


  • Deutscher Anwaltverein