Jin-Hyuk Jang is an international counsel based in the Frankfurt office and a member of the firm’s Funds/Investment Management Group and the Corporate Department. He advises sponsors on the structuring of investment funds covering numerous sectors and strategies including private equity, real estate, infrastructure, venture capital and credit funds as well as on any regulatory matters in connection with managing, advising and marketing private funds. He also advises regulated institutional investors on fund investments. He has deep experience of private fund-related aspects of European financial regulation, including investment, insurance and banking regulatory issues.
Mr. Jang is recommended for Investment Funds by The Legal 500 Deutschland (2022) and The Legal 500 EMEA (2022), where sources say he is “pragmatic and smart” and “very user-friendly and always available.” The Legal 500 UK (2021) also recommends him for Financial Services: Non-Contentious/Regulatory, with clients describing him as “excellent.”
Mr. Jang is a regular speaker and author of articles on fund-related topics. His recent speaking engagements include “Incorporating Multi-Strategy into your Sustainable Debt Investment Portfolio,” Private Debt Investor Germany Forum 2021 (October, 2021); “Manoeuvring through the Marketing Minefield,” SuperReturn CFO/COO (September, 2021); “ESG/SFDR,” BVK Fachforum (March, 2021); “Navigating a New Marketing and ESG Reporting Framework,” Invest Europe Webinar (February, 2021); “Update on Structuring for Asian Funds: Hong Kong, Luxembourg and Beyond,” Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (November, 2020); “ESG update – Eine rechtliche Einordnung,” (July, 2020); “Live Regulatory Q&A,” German Private Equity Forum (November, 2019); “Mergers & Acquisitions,” Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Munster Lecture (July, 2019); “Regulatory Update,” SuperReturn International (March, 2019); “LPA Negotiation with Pension Funds,” The Private Investment Funds Breakfast Briefing (June, 2018); “Regulatory and Compliances Issues,” Invest Europe Fund Structuring Training (March, 2018); “Credit Funds,” WM Seminare (November, 2017); “The Upcoming Amendments to the EuVECA Regulation and their Practical Impacts,” WM Seminare (May, 2017); and “Fund Distribution and Structuring,” alfi European Alternative Investment Funds Conference (November, 2016). Mr. Jang’s publications include “Debevoise & Plimpton: How SFDR is impacting LPs,” Private Equity International (December, 2022); “Addressing ESG Considerations in the M&A Context,” a chapter in the latest edition of GLI Mergers & Acquisitions, published by Global Legal Insights (July, 2022); “Debevoise Discusses European Parliament’s Response to EC’s Proposal to Review AIFMD,” CLS Blue Sky Blog (June, 2022); “Debevoise & Plimpton Discusses European Commission’s Views on Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation,” CLS Blue Sky Blog (August, 2021); “The future of German private equity,” Private Equity International (July, 2021); “What Brexit means for fund marketing,” Private Equity International (June, 2021); “Cross-border financial services after Brexit: searching for certainty,” Practical Law Magazine (May, 2021); “Germany: Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence,” Compliance & Enforcement (May, 2021); “Neue ESG-Offenlegungspflichten zum 10. März 2021,” BVK Mitgliederinfo (March, 2021); “Der Markt passt sich schnell an,” VentureCapital Magazin (February, 2021) and the commentary on Sec. 1 (Definitions) and 36 (Delegation) of the German Capital Investment Code (Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch, KAGB) in Weitnauer/Boxberger/Anders, Legal Commentary on the Capital Investment Code, Munich 2017 (2nd edition).
Mr. Jang studied law at Goethe University in Frankfurt, the University of Milan and the University of Münster. Prior to joining Debevoise in 2017, he was a counsel at a leading German law firm and an associate at a major U.S. law firm in Frankfurt.
Mr. Jang was admitted to the Frankfurt Bar in 2010. He is a native German speaker and fluent in English.