Dr. Axel Pajunk

Attorney, Tax Lawyer

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Phone: +49 69 8700 5700
Mobile: +49 160 3 684684
Email: axel.pajunk@lexadvice.de

  • Real-Estate Project Developer (EBS), 2017
  • Tax Lawyer, 2003
  • Dr. jur., 1997
  • Admitted as Attorney, 1996
  • Banking Diploma, 1987
  • Qualified as Tax Lawyer, 1997
  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main, 1996
  • First State Exam, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, 1992
  • Banking Diploma, Banking House Gebrüder Bethmann, 1987
Awards and Recognitions
Highly Recommended Lawyer for:
  • M&A (JUVE 2008 – 2017)
  • M&A (Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt 2009 – 2021)
  • Private Equity (Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt 2009 – 2021)
  • Corporate Law (Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt 2020 - 2021)
  • German
  • English
  • French


Axel Pajunk advises clients on all commercial and corporate law matters, primarily in connection with the acquisition, sale or merger of enterprises (M&A).

He specialises in advising clients on the structuring and implementation of national and cross-border M&A transactions, including those that involve tender offers (auctions). In addition, Axel Pajunk regularly advises on takeovers, joint ventures and corporate restructurings (e.g. mergers of companies and carve-outs – i.e. split-offs and demergers, spin-offs of company assets), also within large corporations.

His clients include domestic and international entrepreneurs, founding partners and companies as well as financial investors (private equity funds) and/or their respective supervisory and management bodies.

Axel Pajunk has represented private and public multinational corporations as well as owners of large and medium-sized partnerships of the German “Mittelstand” in the chemicals and automotive industries, and in the areas of information technology, wholesale and retail trade as well as the real-estate industry.

In addition, Axel Pajunk provides comprehensive advice to clients on all commercial and corporate law matters (corporate housekeeping) and also coordinates various other contract-related fields, such as industrial property law (IT and intellectual property law), labour law, compliance and tax law.


  • AmCham Germany: The American Chamber of Commerce in Germany strives to enhance global economic and trade relations built on a strong foundation of American and German partnership.
  • AGBC: The American German Business Club is a private, non-profit, international organization. Its activities are designed to strengthen the ties between representatives of American and German business.
  • ELTA: European Legal Technology Association is an association of law firms, companies, legal technology providers, start-ups, and individuals in Europe with the goal to strengthen the position of legal technology in the European legal market.
  • IMMOEBS: The largest real-estate alumni network in Germany.


Axel Pajunk is the author of various articles on legal issues and has written chapters for books on limited-liability companies and employee participation (e.g. in the first edition of the Munich Attorney’s Handbook on Stock Corporations).

Previous activities

  • From 2003 to 2016, Axel Pajunk was a partner in the Corporate/M&A division of the U.S. law firm WHITE & CASE LLP in Frankfurt am Main.
  • From 1997 to 2003, Axel Pajunk worked in Munich for two other international law firms (since 2001 as a partner) with a strong focus on venture capital and private equity.