Chambers Europe 2015 ranked Latham's practice in Germany Band 1 for Healthcare and Private Equity.


Latham & Watkins’ clients benefit from the firm’s unique commercial approach to legal assignments, entrepreneurship, teamwork and relationship building.

With approximately 170 lawyers located in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich offices, Latham offers clients a strong local presence in Germany. The firm’s clients include: 

  • Banks and investment banks
  • German and European mid-market companies
  • Multinational corporations
  • Private equity firms
Comprehensive Expertise

Latham bundles its expertise in multidisciplinary industry teams that work together across areas of expertise focusing on and delivering the highest quality of legal counsel to clients in specific industries, including:

The firm’s industry teams are comprised of lawyers from a broad range of practice areas and locales.

Key Practice Strengths

Latham routinely advises clients in connection with matters that have both German and multi-jurisdictional implications. The firm can help whether a client is disposing or taking over a company or needs advice on its day-to-day operations. Latham also counsels clients on business critical litigation and regulatory concerns. Clients turn to Latham for its experience in:

Awards and Rankings

Latham’s German offices have garnered prestigious awards and rankings in the firm’s core practice areas, including amongst others:

  • Tier 1 for Private Equity
    Tier 1 for Restructuring
    Tier 1 for Customs and Trade
    Tier 2 for Aquisition Finance
    Tier 2 for Arbitration
    Tier 2 for State Aid
    JUVE 2013/2014
  • “Law firm of the year” for Tax Law and Corporate Law
    JUVE Awards 2012 and 2011
  • Tier 1 for Healthcare
    Chambers Europe - Germany 2013
  • Tier 1 for Capital Markets - High-Yield Debt
    IFLR Germany 2014
  • Tier 2 for Bank Lending
    Tier 2 for International Corporate Law
    Tier 2 for M&A
    Tier 2 for Banking Sector
    Tier 2 for Arbitration and Commercial Dispute
    The Legal 500 EMEA - Germany 2014

Latham’s German offices have developed one of the leading pro bono practices in the country. The firm's lawyers, paralegals and professional staff have participated in counseling both established and prospective charitable organizations focused on the education and support of children.

Pro bono and community outreach program highlights include:

  • Advising a nonprofit organization that brings people from diverse backgrounds together and assisting them in developing social entrepreneurship
  • Counseling a charitable association dedicated to assisting parents of newborns
  • Providing ongoing legal advice to an expanding children’s hospital
  • Helping a once-local volunteer mentor organization to become one of Germany’s leading nonprofit organizations in its field
  • Working with Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Gemeinsam leben – gemeinsam lernen, a nonprofit organization supporting parents of children with disabilities, to draft a comprehensive bill seeking to implement the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, one of the largest German states.
Survey of Pro Bono Practices and Opportunities

A multi-office team of nearly 100 Latham & Watkins lawyers and professional staff from across the firm’s offices globally conducted extensive research to prepare the 2012 edition of the “Survey of Pro Bono Practices and Opportunities” report. Conducted in conjunction with the Pro Bono Institute (PBI), the unique report is an essential resource for local practitioners, in-house teams and non-profits on pro bono practices around the world. 

Düsseldorf OFFICE
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  • Germany
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  • Germany
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