Johannes Jonas is head of the firm’s Paris office and has more than thirty years of experience managing sophisticated corporate transactions for European, Asian, and North American clients. His practice focuses on cross-border transactions and investments, mergers and acquisitions, employment law, and general commercial law.

Fluent in French, German, Dutch, and English, Johannes has extensive international experience. He maintains a significant base of clients worldwide, particularly in the automotive, life sciences, luxury goods, and technology sectors. Johannes is admitted to practice law in Paris, New York, and Germany.

Johannes has volunteered for many years with not-for-profit organizations and currently serves on the Board of the World Scout Foundation. Prior to joining Cohen & Gresser, Johannes was a partner at Dentons (formerly Salans) in Paris. He also previously practiced in the New York and Paris offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and the Frankfurt office of Bruckhaus Westrick Stegemann (today Freshfields).

He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in France in the Corporate Law category.

Johannes Jonas is head of the firm’s Paris office and has more than thirty years of experience managing sophisticated corporate transactions for European, Asian,…

Education

University of Chicago Law School (LL.M. 1989); University of Munich (Dr. jur. 1987); IUHEI – Geneva, Switzerland (Certificate of European Studies 1983)

Bar Admissions

Paris; Berlin; New York State

Activities and Affiliations

Board Member, World Scout Foundation
Member, Verein Deutscher Juristentag

Representative Matters

Represented a German media company in the MBO of a French subsidiary.

Represented a private equity fund in its purchase of the worldwide automotive business of a major American company (five jurisdictions, including France, UK, and Germany).

Represented a German fashion jewel producer in the sale of its assets to the French luxury group.

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