Dr. Jörn-Ahrend Witt

Partner, Attorney-at-Law

Jörn-Ahrend Witt advises clients on corporate law matters as well as on M&A transactions and restructurings.

Jörn-Ahrend Witt advises entrepreneurs, family offices, investors, and medium-sized corporate groups (including corporations listed on the stock exchange) based in Germany and abroad on all corporate law matters (including dispute resolution) as well as on M&A transactions, joint ventures, and restructurings. He also advises entrepreneurs on matters of corporate succession.

Before joining honert + partner Jörn-Ahrend Witt worked at the law firms Hengeler Mueller (Düsseldorf and Frankfurt) and Macfarlanes LLP (London) in the areas of corporate law, M&A and private equity.

Jörn-Ahrend Witt is married and has two children. He speaks English and French.


since 2011honert + partner
2009 – 2010 Macfarlanes LLP, London
2006 – 2011Hengeler Mueller, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt
2007Doctor of Law (Dr. jur.), University of Hamburg
2005Admission as attorney-at-law
2004Second State Exam
2001 – 2002Activities for a medium-sized corporate group from France
2001First State Exam
1994 – 2000 Study of law at the Universities of Hamburg and Montesquieu Bordeaux IV.
1992 – 1994Apprenticeship as foreign trade merchant at Wilhelm E. H. Biesterfeld, Hamburg


  • The Offering of Shares in a Cross-Border Takeover
    WITT/LACKUM/MEYER, ECFR 2008, 101 et seq.
  • Obligations and Control of Flag States – Developments and Perspectives in International Law and EU Law
    WITT, publishing house Lit-Verlag, Berlin, 2007
  • WTO: Reform des Streitbeilegungsmechanismus
    WITT, RIW 2000, 691 et seq.