Jens Wagner

Dr Jens Wagner


Jens advises listed companies, their board members and shareholders in relation to corporate actions, corporate governance, and corporate litigation for over 20 years and is a leading practitioner in the field.

His expertise includes the preparation and implementation of general meetings, remuneration policies, ESG requirements, and the impact of AI. He also has broad experience in M&A transactions, corporate fund governance, and large-scale commercial agreements.

He has an industry-focus on telecommunications, media and technology.

Jens has published widely on German and European company law as well as on topics related to the transformation of the legal sector.

Published Work

  • Standardisierung als Grundvoraussetzung einer erfolgreichen Digitalisierung des Zivilverfahrens, in: Rhiem/Dörr, Digitalisierung und Zivilverfahren, 2023, 705-733 (co-authored with Bernhard Waltl, et al.)
  • Wachter, AktG, 1st 2012 - 4th ed. 2022, comments on sections 207-220 and 250-255 of the German stock corporation act
  • Münchener Handbuch des Gesellschaftsrechts, Volume 5, Verein Stiftung bürgerlichen Rechts, 3rd ed. 2009 - 5th ed. 2021, Chapter 4, Satzung, of Part 1, Verein Legal Tech und Legal Robots, 1st 2018 and 2nd ed. 2021
  • Rechtsfragen bei der Vorbereitung von Hauptversammlungen börsennotierter Gesellschaften, in: Festschrift für Sebastian Spiegelberger, 2009, 722-739 (co-authored with Hans-Christoph Ihrig)

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, AI in Pharma, AI Week Frankfurt, October 2023
  • Panelist, AWV Netzwerkveranstaltung KI in der Justiz, IBM Munich, June 2023
  • Panelist, E-Justice, Legal Revolution, Nuremberg, May 2023

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

Member, German-Spanish Lawyers' Association



Admitted as German Rechtsanwalt, 2001


Second German Law Degree, Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg, 2000

Dr iur, Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg, Germany, 1999

First German Law Degree, Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg, 1995


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