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Jan Hoppe

Jan Hoppe


I specialise in corporate and commercial law often with international (cross-border) elements, such as M&A, joint ventures, IT and supply chain contracts, agency and distribution networks. I am qualified as a solicitor in England and a Rechtsanwalt in Germany.


My job is to assist the clients to get deals done, be it an acquisition or sale of a business or the negotiation of a contractual trading relationship with customers or suppliers.

I act for a number of UK and international clients across industries ranging from manufacturing companies to service providers in the online business sector. My clients range from SMEs to large international companies and groups, including the Knauf Group, Carl Zeiss and DZ Bank. As I am qualified as a solicitor in England and Germany, my practice has a particular focus on cross-border transactions and matters involving the German speaking countries of the EU and the UK.

My experience spans more than 20 years of advising clients in connection with national and international transactions and agreements. I enjoy providing my clients with both legal advice as well as strategic guidance on negotiating tactics and skills.

I am a contributor to various legal publications and a frequent speaker at conferences and events.

When I’m not working, I’m a keen drummer, enjoy playing and listening to live music and like golf and cricket.


Our expert team advise on all aspects of commercial law, including commercial agency, contracts, competition, data protection and cyber security, digital business and consumer, intellectual property, outsourcing and technology.


We have a team of commercial and litigation lawyers who have advised on commercial agency since its inception. With a track record of advising on the ground-breaking and complex, we are able to deliver advice on all aspects of commercial agency.


Commercial lawyers advising on all aspects of contractual work, from drafting to negotiation, supporting our clients’ day-to-day operations and tackling complex projects.


Our e-business and e-commerce team is able to advise on all issues arising from the frequently changing online marketplace in a way which will help clients across a range of sectors launch, maintain and grow their brand while maximising business opportunities.


Outsourcing and offshoring advice from a team who can help clients with every stage of the outsourcing process, from drafting the legal and contractual elements of tender documentation and evaluating supplier responses to service level agreements and scheduling.


A team with the expertise, track record and resources to service a wide range of domestic and international clients on large-scale transactions, and our clients range from entrepreneurs to quoted multinational corporations, we have particular strength and an established reputation in the mid-market.


We act across a broad swathe of corporate matters in the UK and internationally on both public and private deals.



  • Advising leading lenses manufacturer on investment in software manufacturer and corresponding agile software development agreement.
  • Advising leading insulation materials manufacturer on international logistics outsourcing contract.
  • Advised Knauf Insulation Ltd in connection with an infrastructure arrangements and contract manufacturing and supply agreement for recycled glass.
  • Advised leading plasterboard and ceiling systems manufacturer in connection with infrastructure arrangements and contract manufacturing and supply agreement for recycled materials.
  • Advised French web-based marketing services provider Netbooster S.A. (now Artefact) on its acquisition of the entire share capital of UK competitor.


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