"Recommended lawyer" in the area of Dispute Resolution - Disputes in the Financial Services SectorLegal 500 Deutschland 2018
Jan Kraayvanger is a partner in the Frankfurt office of Mayer Brown’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice.
Jan Kraayvanger advises clients in complex national and cross-border disputes. He is an experienced counsel in out-of-court negotiations, civil litigation as well as arbitration. He also serves regularly as arbitrator in commercial disputes. Jan’s practice has a specific industry focus on the financial and insurance sector. He has advised major financial institutions as well as international insurers in 3-digit-million disputes. Within the insurance sector he focuses on management liability claims, warranty & indemnity claims as well as on professional indemnity insurance.
Notable Litigation Engagements
- Representation of several insurers on professional liability insurance coverage of claims for damages arising from allegedly inadequate advice in connection with cum/ex transactions worth EUR 195 million.
- Representation of several insurers on professional liability insurance coverage of claims for damages arising from allegedly inadequate advice in connection with cum/ex transactions worth EUR 800 million.
- Representation of several W&I insurers in arbitration proceedings in connection with the alleged breach of guarantees in an SPA for the acquisition of a sanitary ware manufacturer.
- Representation of a construction company against certain former managers in a management liability case involving several jurisdictions.
- Representation of BASF AG, Wintershall AG and Gazprom in several multi-billion euro law suits against Moncrief Oil International, Inc. regarding the exploitation of the Jushno-Russkoye gas field in Siberia/Russia.
- Representation of UBS AG against a municipal company before the Regional Court of Leipzig regarding claims stemming from financial products which amount to more than EUR 300 million.
- Representation of various Asian companies in connection with the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers Bankhaus AG worth EUR 250 million.
- Representation of two banks against HETA Asset Resolution AG worth about EUR 350 million.
- Defence of compensation claims against the subsidiary of a credit institution for bringing about a bankruptcy case worth approximately EUR 580 million.
Notable Engagements as Counsel in Arbitral Proceedings
- Two ICC arbitrations regarding damage claims in connection with the engineering and construction of industrial plants.
- DIS arbitration regarding payment claims in the telecommunications industry.
- Ad hoc arbitration regarding claims for commission in the automotive industry.
- Ad hoc arbitration regarding a hotel lease agreement.
- ICC arbitration regarding damage claims in connection with an IT outsourcing project in the aviation industry.
- ICC arbitration regarding damage claims between two automotive manufacturers.
- CIETAC arbitration regarding warranty claims in connection with the delivery of a production plant.
- Two DIS arbitrations regarding post M&A disputes in the chemical industry.
- DIS arbitration regarding a long term delivery agreement in the solar industry.
- ICC arbitration regarding warranty claims in connection with the construction of an industrial plant.
Notable Engagements as Arbitrator
- DIS arbitration regarding the lease agreement of a car dealer.
- International ad-hoc arbitration regarding claims under a technology transfer agreement.
- International DIS arbitration regarding the termination of a managing director service agreement (as chairman).
- International DIS arbitration regarding compensation claims of a managing director (as chairman).
- International DIS arbitration regarding claims under a product license agreement.
- DIS arbitration regarding a post M&A dispute (as chairman).
Doctor’s degree (PhD in law), University of Mannheim
Second State Law Examination (bar exam)
Legal Clerkship (Referendariat)
Frankenthal and Frankfurt am Main
First State Law Examination
Universities of Mannheim and the West of England
- German British Lawyers' Association
- German American Lawyers' Association (DAJV)
- German Lawyers' Association (DAV)
- Frankfurt Bar Association
- German Institution of Arbitration
- "Focus on litigation in the financial services sector." – Legal 500 Germany 2019
- "Recommended lawyer" in the area of Dispute Resolution - Disputes in the Financial Services Sector – Legal 500 Germany 2018
- Jan Kraayvanger acts "quickly and with oversight". – Legal 500 Germany 2017
- "Recommended lawyer" in the areas of Dispute Resolution - Arbitration and Commercial Disputes – Legal 500 Germany 2016
- "Jan Kraayvanger made a remarkable development" – JUVE Handbook 2014/2015
- "solution oriented and stringent work" (competitor) – JUVE Handbook 2013/2014