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Markus Jakoby

Jakoby Rechtsanwälte

Jakoby began his career as a lawyer in 1990 at the international law firm Pünder, Volhard, Weber & Axster (now Clifford Chance) in Frankfurt, where he focused on real estate law for one and a half years. He then shifted into the judicial realm, working as a judge in Hannover for four years, which now provides him with an additional advantage point when overseeing civil proceedings and litigation. In addition to his position as a judge, Dr. Jakoby also worked as a lecturer in civil law at the University of Hannover for several years. In 1995 Dr. Jakoby returned to the legal profession in Berlin, where he worked for two years at Hölters & Elsing, after which he became one of the four founding partners of the law firm Velten Franz Mayer & Jakoby. This partnership was ended when Dr. Mayer and Dr. Jakoby left in 2000. Dr. Jakoby ran his own firm under the same name as his former partners in Düsseldorf – Velten Franz Jakoby – until the end of 2006. The Berlin offices have since been operating under the name Jakoby Lawyers.

Dr. Jakoby has also been working as a notary since 2001. His work is primarily focused in the legal and rapidly expanding notarial fields of real estate and corporate law, generally in the drafting and analysis of complex contracts. BestLawyers has had Dr. Jakoby on their list of best lawyers in Germany since 2012. In its 9th edition, which was published in 2017 in conjunction with Handelsblatt, he was included in two categories: real estate law and corporate law. In 2013, Chambers Europe named Dr. Jakoby a “leading lawyer” in the field of construction. Since 2015 Dr. Jakoby is lecturer at the Freie Universität Berlin. Dr. Jakoby is a highly sought-after speaker, especially on the subjects of real estate and procurement law. Particularly notable publications (also see above) on real estate and procurement law include the book Guidelines for Investments in Commercial Real Estate 2012, which was published under his guidance, and the recently published book Public Procurement Law – an International Overview, both with the collaboration of numerous Legalink member firms. Since 2000, Dr. Jakoby and his firm have been active in the international lawyers network Legalink (, which has drastically fostered their work internationally. In 201, he was elected Chairman of Legalink’s committee. In May 2013, Jakoby Law Firm hosted the spring Legalink Network conference in Berlin. Dr. Jakoby is also still one of the two leaders of the above mentioned network’s practice group “Public Procurement Law, Real Estate, Project Finance and Construction”.