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Dr. Jonas von Kalben

Jonas advises corporates, financial investors and start-ups on M&A and venture capital transactions as well as all matters of corporate law.

Education and Career

Jonas studied law at Bucerius Law School (Hamburg), at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (Buenos Aires), and at the European University Institute (Florence). During his legal traineeship, Jonas worked for the District Court of Berlin, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, and the European Commission (DG Competition). Before joining YPOG, Jonas was an Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he advised clients on the regulatory aspects of complex Private Equity transactions (particularly in the areas of antitrust and foreign investment control).


Jonas’ recent work highlights include advising (including in his previous position with an international law firm):

  • TE Connectivity on the acquisition of a majority interest in First Sensor AG
  • Novartis on the planned sale of Novartis Manufacturing GmbH to BioNTech SE
  • Hellman & Friedman on the sale of Nets-Group
  • London Stock Exchange Group on the acquisition of the data service provider Refinitiv
  • Union Investment on the acquisition of eight Amazon-logistic centers
  • Saint-Gobain on the divestments of its building materials distribution businesses in Germany and the Netherlands


  • German qualified attorney (Rechtsanwalt)
  • Ph.D. in law (Dr. iur.) (FU Berlin)
  • LL.M. (EUI)


  • German
  • English
  • Europe’s Green Ambition: New Guidelines of the European Commission on the Application of Art. 101 TFEU to Sustainability Agreements – A Critical Account, ZWeR 2022, 468-488
  • Foreign Direct Investment Control and the Paradox of Globalization, ZHR 2022, pp. 586-639
  • Third-party rights - ECJ overturns commitment decision on Geoblocking in Pay-TV, case note on ECJ, 09.12.2020, C-132/19 P - Groupe Canal +, WuW 2021, pp. 100-106
  • § 185 Abs. 2 GWB (international scope of application of German competition law), in: Immenga/Mestmäcker, Wettbewerbsrecht, since the 6th ed 2020 (jointly with Prof. Eckard Rehbinder)
  • Commitment Decisions in EU Competition Law, Wirtschaftsrecht und Wirtschaftspolitik, Nomos, Baden-Baden 2018
  • Challenges of Artificial Intelligence for Competition Policy, WuW 2018, pp. 2-7 (jointly with Dr. Thorsten Käseberg)
  • Relative Responsibility of Jointly and Severally Liable Units in Public and Private Enforcement of EU Competition Law – What Role for Economic Criteria?, European Competition Law Review 2016, pp. 1-6 (jointly with Alexander Sekunde)
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