Bijan Tavakoli's practice focuses on German and European public law. He represents clients in complex regulatory matters before government agencies and in disputes before German and EU courts. He also represents clients in international commercial arbitrations.
Bijan has extensive experience advising companies in the technology, aviation, financial, and energy sectors. He regularly advises clients on telecommunications law matters such as frequency assignments, telecommunications data protection, and technical security of telecommunications. He has also represented clients from the financial sector in high-profile cases before EU authorities, including before the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the European Central Bank (ECB), and in litigations before the EU Court of Justice and the General Court.
Bijan served for several years as associate legal officer in the United Nations Secretariat in New York, where he provided general legal advice to the UN and represented the UN in multiple UNCITRAL arbitrations. Prior to joining Jones Day, Bijan worked as a research fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, clerked for the German Foreign Office, and for the German Development Cooperation (GIZ).
- Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt (Second State Examination with distinction, 2010-2012); Harvard University (LL.M. 2010); Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Research Fellow, 2008-2009); Universities of Frankfurt, Bonn, and Lausanne (First State Examination 2008; ranked first at University of Frankfurt/fifth in the State)
- Federal Republic of Germany
- Associate Legal Officer, United Nations Secretariat, Office of Legal Affairs, New York (2016-2018)
Recognized as a "key lawyer" in telecoms by The Legal 500 (2020)
Charles W. Holtzer Fellow at Harvard University (2009-2010)
- Law Clerk at the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt, including stages at the Frankfurt Commercial Court (KfH), German Foreign Office (Morocco), and African Union Office of the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) in Ethiopia
- German, English, French