Jana K. Dammann de Chapto

  • Counsel
  • Ejana.dammann@lw.com
  • Warburgstrasse 50
  • 20354 Hamburg
  • Germany
  • T +49.40.4140.30


Dr. Jana Dammann de Chapto advises international clients on merger control and foreign investment control. 

Dr. Dammann de Chapto, as a key member of a client’s deal team, navigates the increasingly complex competition, merger control, and foreign investment control landscape in the EU and globally. She represents clients from a full spectrum of industries before the European Commission, national regulatory agencies, as well as before the German and European Courts. 

Her commercial work draws on her earlier scholarly work on merger control at the University of Hamburg, her PhD on comparative antitrust law, and her work at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law. She regularly writes and speaks on foreign investment topics.


Dr. Dammann de Chapto's experience includes advising: 

  • Various financial and strategic investors in German, EU, and multi-jurisdictional merger control proceedings, including inter alia Avago, Carlyle, Capvis, JP Morgan, and Union Investment
  • Nestlé in an investigation by the German Federal Cartel Office into the food retail markets
  • German regional airports in State aid investigations by the European Commission
  • IKEA in various EU custom law matters before the German finance courts
  • A leading European oil and gas company in export control questions related to investments in North Africa
  • A large German hospital operator in objection proceedings regarding the lawfulness of a tender for the construction of new surgery facilities

Thought Leadership

  • EU Proposal to Regulate Foreign Subsidies That Distort the Internal Market  -  May 05, 2021
  • Germany Further Expands FDI Control Regime -  April 30, 2021
  • The New German Digitalization Act: An Overview -  January 20, 2021
  • Germany Adopts New Sweeping Revision of FDI Control Regime -  July 23, 2020
  • European Commission’s White Paper on Foreign Subsidies: Closing a regulatory gap? -  June 18, 2020
  • COVID-19: Germany Plans for Significant Increase of Foreign Investment Scrutiny -  April 30, 2020
  • European Union Introduces FDI Screening Mechanism on Security and Public Order Grounds  -  February 20, 2019
  • German Government Extends Foreign Investment Control To Certain 10% Minority Investments -  December 20, 2018
  • New Law Governing Foreign Direct Investment in the United States Brings Significant Changes to CFIUS Review -  August 13, 2018
  • Germany and Austria Release Guidance on New Size-of-Transaction Test in Merger Control -  August 07, 2018
  • Foreign Direct Investment in the United States and Europe -  July 30, 2018
  • UK Adopts New Powers To Investigate Smaller Transactions Raising National Security Concerns -  June 11, 2018
  • European Commission Proposes Framework to Screen Certain Foreign Direct Investments -  September 22, 2017
  • German Government Increases Foreign Investment Oversight -  July 19, 2017
  • How to Pass the New German Merger Control Size-of-Transaction Test -  June 06, 2017
  • Outbound Chinese Investment into the EU: What You Need to Know about Regulatory Roadblocks -  March 23, 2017
  • New Size-of-Transaction Test in German Merger Control -  July 05, 2016
  • Neue Vergabeverordnung verabschiedet – Dritte Stufe der Vergaberechtsreform beendet -  June 7, 2010
  • Europäischer Gerichtshof schafft Klarheit: Grundstücksverkäufe der öffentlichen Hand unterfallen grundsätzlich nicht dem Vergaberecht -  March 31, 2010
  • General Admissibility of the “Compulsory License Defense” in Patent Infringement Proceedings -  28 July 2009


  • US Foreign Direct Investment Control During the Trump Administration: A More Uncertain World and Reactions in Europe to Investment Deflection -  June 19, 2018
Among the most renowned lawyers for Antitrust & Competition in GermanyHandelsblatt Best Lawyers 2019
Bar Qualification
  • Rechtsanwältin (Germany)
  • Dr. jur., University of Hamburg, 2007
  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Hamburg, 2007
  • LLM, University of Miami School of Law, 2004
  • First German State Exam, University of Hamburg, 2002
  • Aerospace, Defense & Government Services
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Litigation & Trial Practice
  • EU State Aid
  • Export Controls, Economic Sanctions & Customs