LL.M., Counsel / Cologne, Frankfurt
Jens Baltschukat studied law at the universities of Constance and Freiburg. As part of his legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe, he worked for an international business law firm in London, UK. At the Trier University of Applied Sciences, Jens Baltschukat earned a master's degree in insolvency law and restructuring proceedings (LL.M.). His master's thesis investigated the liability of municipalities for their wholly-owned private enterprises.
After his admission to the German bar, Jens Baltschukat first worked for several years at avocado rechtsanwälte in Frankfurt and then for a law firm in Freiburg im Breisgau specializing in advising the public sector and municipal enterprises.
Since rejoining avocado rechtsanwälte in 2023, Jens Baltschukat regularly advises mid-sized companies as well as national and international corporate groups on all matters of commercial and corporate law, working out of the Frankfurt and Cologne offices.
Jens Baltschukat has special expertise advising municipal enterprises and their shareholders on the intersection of corporate law and public law requirements, for example on selecting the appropriate corporate structure, complying with requirements and restrictions of municipal business law, and preparing shareholder and supervisory board resolutions for municipal bodies.
In addition, Jens Baltschukat counsels clients on issues of energy law. For many years, he has advised energy suppliers on bids for electricity and gas concessions, as well as concession holders on the takeover of electricity and gas grid infrastructure. Finally, Jens Baltschukat's practice also includes representing clients in civil litigation matters both in and out of court, as well as advising clients on real estate law. His real estate practice focuses, in particular, on advising municipalities on real estate transactions related to infrastructure projects.