Dr Jan Schröder


Jan is Insurance Group Lead. He is also head of our German Corporate Insurance and Regulatory Law Practice and of our German Pensions Group.

Jan focuses in particular on M&A transactions, corporate restructurings and regulatory matters. In addition, his area of expertise includes governance issues, pensions transactions and contractual trust arrangements.
Jan is recognized as a market-leading adviser on transactions in the insurance sector, with great know-how of regulatory frameworks. Clients especially highlight his business-orientation, with one person stating: "He is good at understanding the real business risks and thus separating the real problems with a lot of commercial impact from the minor ones." Chambers Europe 2020 (Insurance:Transactional), Clients describe him as "brilliant in regulatory law" JUVE 2020/2021 (Corporate Insurance). He is also known as a thought leader in his field. Who' s Who Legal Germany 2019.

Before joining a law firm, Jan worked in several positions for Allianz Group.

Published Work

  • Schroeder J. (2015) "Freier Dienstleistungsverkehr als schlanke Alternative", Versicherungsmonitor 9/2015
  • Schroeder J. (2015) "Vom Wert der Mitgliedschaft im Versicherungsverein", Versicherungsmonitor 8/2015
  • Schroeder J. (2015) "Transitionals - Gleichbehandlung durch die BaFin", Versicherungsmonitor 7/2015
  • Schroeder J. (2015) "Informationsüberflutung ist nicht Transparenz", Versicherungsmonitor 6/2015

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Co-head of legal expert group, German Association for Insurance Sciences, since 04/2010
  • Member, Duesseldorf Bar Association, Corporate Law Society and German Association for Insurance Sciences, since 2003
Thought Leader – Insurance & Reinsurance 2023
Who's Who Legal (WWL), 2023
Clients describe him as “brilliant lawyer and creative organizer and structurer” and are “very content”
JUVE, 2022/2023


  • Insurance Law Firm of the Year, JUVE, 2022



Admitted as German Rechtsanwalt, 2000


Dr iur, Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany, 2004

Second German Law Degree, Berlin, 1999

LL.M., European University Institute, Florence, Italy, 1996

First German Law Degree, Munich, 1995


English, German
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