Jan Kresken

Jan Kresken LL.M.

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern


Jan Albert Kresken, a counsel, practices in the area of competition law, especially in the chemicals, pharmaceutical and 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

Mr. Kresken routinely works on competition law matters involving German and European jurisdictions.

Professional Honors

  • 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