Dr. Ingo Strauss, partner in the Düsseldorf office of Latham & Watkins, draws on more than 15 years of experience advising clients on cross-border and domestic M&A transactions, and corporate law matters. 

Dr. Strauss advises German and international clients on M&A transactions, including public and private M&A, and private equity, as well as on corporate law and sports-related matters.

Leading legal publications, including JUVE and Chambers, rank him as a leading M&A lawyer, describing him as one of the most active transactional lawyers in Germany.

Dr. Ingo Strauss is a member of several associations, including the German Association for Corporate and Company Law (VGR).

Dr. Strauss’ representative experience includes advising: 

  • METRO on the sale of its majority stake in METRO China to Wumei*
  •  Bayer on various transactions, including the:
    • Sale of its majority stake in Chempark operator Currenta to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets *
    • Acquisition of biopharmaceutical company AskBio*
  • GEA on the sale of compressor manufacturer GEA Bock*
  • Paragon Partners on various transactions, including the:
    • Acquisition of Castolin Eutectic from Messer Group* 
    • Sale of Novum IP to Questel*
  • Körber AG on the sale of its grinding division*
  • Deutsche Beteiligungs AG on various transactions, including the:
    • Acquisition of congatec*
    • Sale of DNS:Net*
  • ZF Friedrichshafen on the carve-out and sale of its computer input devices business unit Cherry*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)


  • Doctorate of Law, University of Cologne, 2005
  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Cologne, 2005
  • First State Exam, University of Cologne, 2002