Jakob Baldes is an associate in the Corporate Department of Latham & Watkins' Düsseldorf office.

Mr. Baldes advises German and international companies and financial investors on M&A and private equity transactions, restructurings, and general corporate law. He counsels clients from a wide range of industries, including:

  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Healthcare services and providers

Prior to joining Latham as an associate, Mr. Baldes worked as a law clerk in Latham’s Corporate Department in Düsseldorf and gained experience working as an academic assistant in the Bonn office of a major German law firm. He also worked for the Federal Audit Office (Bundesrechnungshof).

Mr. Baldes’ experience includes advising:

  • Antin Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in Blue Elephant Energy AG
  • Digital Transformation Capital Partners (DTCP) on the acquisition of majority shareholding in maincubes
  • HARPS Global Pte. Ltd., a Southeast Asian medical glove producer, on the acquisition of Semperit AG Holding’s medical business, Sempermed
  • Shift4 on the acquisition of Finaro, a cross-border eCommerce payments provider
  • Triton on the acquisition of Trench

Bar Qualification

  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)


  • First German State Exam in Law, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, 2018

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English