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Dr. Kerstin Henrich


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  • University of Bonn (Dr. jur. magna cum laude 2006); Second State Examination (Düsseldorf, 2005); Duke University (LL.M. 2001); First State Examination (Bonn, 2000)

Bar Admissions

  • Germany

Kerstin Henrich has more than 13 years of experience advising corporates and financial investors on complex M&A transactions, venture capital investments, and transactions in the renewable energy sector. Clients in the automotive, logistics, retail, plastics, and other industries have relied on her negotiating skills and her hands-on, practical approach.

Kerstin's recent engagements include advising a listed strategic investor on an investment in a leading European online retailer of eyewear; a listed shareholder of the Africa Internet Group; the holding company of African e-commerce ventures Jumia and Kaymu, in various nine-digit euro financing rounds; and financial investors as well as family offices on the acquisition and disposal of wind and solar energy projects with a total capacity of hundreds of megawatts.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Kerstin represented California-based solar company Sungevity in the negotiation of a joint venture with E.ON. She also advised, among others, the main shareholders of German wholesale giant Metro AG on the sale of a portfolio of 45 retail properties to affiliates of Cerberus Capital Management.

Kerstin is an alumna of the prestigious German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) and regularly serves on commissions for the selection of new scholarship recipients. She is a member of the Düsseldorf Bar and the German American Lawyers Association.

Areas of Focus

Honors & Distinctions

  • JUVE Handbook of German Commercial Law Firms (2014-2017): recommended for M&A — "respected M&A partner" and "has excellent legal knowledge and proactively takes economic considerations into account; moves transactions ahead"

    Acritas "Star Lawyer" 2018

    The Legal 500 Germany (2015): recommended for corporate and M&A and for her "hands-on, clear and practical advice"


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