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Jan-Willem Pruegel


Jan-Willem primarily advises on technical intellectual property rights with a focus on patents in the field of life sciences.

He is regularly involved in the coordination and implementation of international infringement and damage compensation proceedings in and out of court. Jan-Willem is also often involved in solving pharmaceutical regulatory issues on a European and national level.

Jan-Willem is an advisory board member for one of the largest law clinics in Europe, which he co-founded when he was a student.



Admitted as German Rechtsanwalt, 2021

Representative before the Unified Patent Court, 2023


M.St., History, University of Cambridge, UK, 2020

Second German Law Degree, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2019

First German Law Degree, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany, 2017

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.