Jan-Ove Becker is partner at vangard in Hamburg. He primarily advises international companies from the technology and media sectors, and is considered to be a fast and solution-oriented consultant who places great importance on providing a good level of service. The enthusiastic Ironman triathlete sees himself as a management consultant, and therefore always keeps an eye on economic impacts. His focus is on restructuring, which includes post-merger integration, co-determination rights and works constitution law.

Languages: German, English

Focal Points

  • International employment law

  • Co-determination rights and collective bargaining law

  • Restructuring

  • Data protection under employment law

  • Transaction plans

  • Works Council Constitution Law


  • Attorney at GRIEBE Rechtsanwälte law firm

  • Admitted to the bar as an attorney, 2012

  • Research associate with Taylor Wessing (employment law section)

  • Research associate with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (employment pension benefits)

  • Internship in Hamburg, Berlin and New York, among other work assignments with the HR department of the Gruner & Jahr publishing company and at the leading US law firm Paul Hastings LLP.

  • Editor of the journal KTS – Zeitschrift für Insolvenzrecht (pub. Wolters Kluwer)


  • Studied law at the University of Hamburg with a focus on employment law

  • Completed internship with the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, concentrating on employment law, with postings to Hamburg, Berlin and New York


  • Co-Author, EU Chapter, The Littler International Guide

  • Co-Author, Germany Chapter, The Littler International Guide

Jan-Ove Becker is one of the rising stars in employment law nationwide.

Juve 2020-2023

pleasant negotiator

Competitor about Jan-Ove Becker, Juve 2022-2023

We value Jan-Ove's innovative approach to employment law and corporate reorganization.

BTI Client Service All-Stars 2022

Jan-Ove Becker is one of the »Best Lawyers in Germany« in the area of employment law

Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers, 2020 - 2022

hands-on & communicative

Competitor about Jan-Ove Becker, Juve 2020/2021

Jan-Ove Becker is regarded as »fast and solution-focused

Legal 500 2018

Jan-Ove Becker is President of the Labour Law Commission at the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA).

Jan-Ove Becker is a member of the German-American Lawyers Association (DAJV), the employment law working group of the German Bar Association and numerous other national lawyers' associations.

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