Jan Kresken

Jan Kresken LL.M.

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern


Jan Kresken, a partner, practices in the area of competition law, especially in the automotive, chemicals, pharmaceutical and (re)insurance sectors. He holds a degree in law from the Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster (University of Muenster) and a master’s degree (LL.M.) in competition law, economics, and policy from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. After his studies, he began his PhD in competition law at the University of Muenster. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, he worked as research assistant for Clifford Chance in Duesseldorf and as pupil barrister in the area of competition law for the German Bundeskartellamt (federal cartel office) and the firms Clifford Chance in Duesseldorf and Dierks & Bohle in Berlin.

Practice Focus

Jan routinely works on merger control and competition law matters involving German and European jurisdictions, especially in the automotive, chemicals, pharma and (re)insurance sectors. For instance, he recently advised Swiss-based chemical admixture supplier Sika on its acquisition of MBCC Group with regard to the coordination of the merger control filings (required in more than 20 jurisdictions all over the world). He also acted for Mercedes-Benz concerning the (i) merger control proceedings for the minority shareholding in Aston Martin and (ii) the cartel investigation of the German Federal Cartel Office against Mercedes-Benz in the steel bars segment and advised Stiftung der Cellitinnen on the first application of the new exception for hospital mergers in Germany.

Jan is member of the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht as well as of the Baker McKenzie Life Science Industry Group and the Baker McKenzie Industry Group for Transportation and the Future of Mobility.

Professional Honors

  • Competent, practical, solution-oriented, excellent trainer in inhouse compliance trainings, The LEGAL 500, 2024
  • The Best Lawyers in Germany 2022 edition for Competition / Antitrust Law since 2021


  • Germany (2012)


  • Superior Court of Dusseldorf (Second State Examination) (2011)
  • University of East Anglia, Norwich (LL.M.) (2009)
  • University of Muenster (First State Exam) (2007)


  • English
  • German


Co-author (with Nicolas Kredel), "Selbst rechtstreue Betriebe müssen zittern", FAZ, 11.10.2022

Co-author (with Nicolas Kredel), „Ein Kartellrecht „mit Klauen und Zähnen“ – mehr Schaden als Nutzen?“, Betriebs Berater 26/2022, p. 1 (German language)

Co-author (with Nicolas Kredel), "Last-Minute-Änderungen im Kartellrecht," Legal Tribune Online, 26.1.2021 (German language) 

Co-author (with Nicolas Kredel), "The GWB 10.0" - Main contents of the draft competition law bill relating to digitalization," NZKart 2020, p. 2 (German language)

Co-author (with Nicolas Kredel), "GWB 10.0" – Adaption of German competition law to digitalization," Legal Tribune Online (LTO), 17.10.2019 (German language)

Co-author (with Bill Batchelor), "Insurance block exemption regulation: EU commission challenges statistics and co-(re)insurance exemptions," ECLR 37 (2016), p. 261