He has broad experience in advising on complex restructurings and cross-border transactions. His focus is particularly on business succession and estate planning, as well as tax opinions.
His clients are national and international enterprises, banks in particular, and high net worth individuals. He received his legal education at the University of Osnabrück, where he earned a doctorate (Dr. iur.) with honours in 1998. He was admitted to the German Bar (Rechtsanwalt) in 1999. Having earned the theoretical background as a certified tax lawyer, he began his career in 1999 in the Hamburg office of the international auditing company KPMG. From January 2006 to February 2010 he worked in the Frankfurt-based office of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP. Effective as at January 2008, he was appointed as local partner.
Jens Kleinert joined Osborne Clarke as a partner in March 2010. He has published more than fifty articles on issues of tax law, European law and corporate law.