News 18 Oct. 2021

Jan Krupski Joins Curtis as a Partner in Frankfurt

Frankfurt/Germany, October 18, 2021 — Curtis is pleased to announce the appointment of international finance lawyer Jan Krupski as a partner in its Frankfurt office, effective October 15, 2021.

Mr. Krupski has over a decade of finance experience at the highest level, with a particular focus on acquisition finance, DCM, project finance, structured finance, securitization and general banking law in European markets, notably Luxembourg, the United Kingdom and Germany.

Admitted in Luxembourg, Germany and Canada (Quebec), Mr. Krupski combines local experience in these jurisdictions with a marked international focus. Within Luxembourg and Germany, he has advised on a wide variety of transactional finance, capital markets, structured finance and financial regulatory matters (e.g. capital markets regulatory, covered bonds, clearing) and is one of the few cross-border lawyers to have advised in the area of aviation finance in Luxembourg. His sectoral experience encompasses financial services, banking, transportation, telecom, chemicals, natural resources and real estate.

Mr. Krupski has worked in private practice in Luxembourg, Germany, England and Wales and Canada. He has also worked in-house for Canadian transportation giant Bombardier and holds an Executive MBA. He is notable for his breadth of experience in complex cross-border financial transactions as well as capital market transactions in a number of product areas.

Prior to joining Curtis, Mr. Krupski held a senior position within the banking & finance practice of a market leading Benelux law firm in Luxembourg with a focus on building out that firm’s footprint both locally and internationally.

Curtis Frankfurt Managing Partner Marc V. Kramer said: “Jan’s appointment complements the international finance, investment management, tax and corporate strengths of the Frankfurt team and beyond, and we are excited to be developing our European business in these areas. This includes the plan to establish a new office in Luxembourg - a critical center for financial services in Europe and the second largest investment fund center in the world - which is high up on our global and European growth agenda.”

Jan Krupski said: “I was attracted to Curtis’ clear focus on international expansion and the wealth of talent in the European finance practice. I am excited to begin this new chapter in my career.”

This latest appointment continues the firm’s expansion of its international practice over the past year. The firm has opened two new offices in Brussels and Riyadh in the past six months and has taken in 15 lateral partners in the EMEA region over the past 16 months.

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