Lara Stelmach is an associate in the Frankfurt office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Corporate Department.

Ms. Stelmach advises companies and financial investors primarily on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, and general corporate law matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Stelmach was an associate for several years at another international law firm.

Ms. Stelmach’s experience includes advising:

  • Advent International on a global joint venture with LANXESS and joint acquisition of DSM Engineering Materials
  • Airbus Helicopters on acquisition of ZF Luftfahrttechnik from ZF Friedrichshafen*
  • Ascential on the acquisition of Sellics
  • Bain Capital on the acquisition of House of HR
  • on the sale of Decentric Europe to Northern Data*
  • BNP Paribas subsidiary Arval on the acquisition of the fleet management business of UniCredit Leasing Austria and a cooperation agreement with UniCredit Bank Austria*
  • Commerzbank on equity trading and research cooperation with ODDO BHF*
  • Godewind Immobilien AG on takeover and delisting offer by Covivio*
  • Hg on its investment in LucaNet
  • HomeToGo on business combination with Lakestar SPAC I (first European De-SPAC transaction)*
  • One Rock Capital Partners on the acquisition of Prefere Resins Group
  • SIG Combibloc on the acquisition of Scholle IPN
  • SYNLAB and majority shareholder Cinven, Novo Holdings and OTPP on IPO and initial listing at Frankfurt Stock Exchange*
  • Trinseo on the sale of Synthetic Rubber Business to Synthos*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Rechtsanwältin (Germany)


  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court Frankfurt, 2019
  • First German State Exam, University of Frankfurt, 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German