Lasse Winzer is an associate in the Corporate Department of Latham & Watkins’ Frankfurt office and advises national and international clients on both transactional and financial regulatory matters.

Mr. Winzer advises on regulatory, compliance, and transactional issues in connection with banking law, banking regulation, and capital markets regulation. As a member of the Financial Institutions Group, he advises national and international clients on:

  • Prudential supervision of banks and investment firms (including CRR/CRD V)
  • Securities related compliance (including MAR, MiFID/MiFID II)
  • M&A in the financial sector
  • Corporate governance and remuneration systems
  • Fintech innovations and ICOs
  • Regulatory enforcement and investigations
  • AML requirements

Prior to joining Latham as an associate, Mr. Winzer worked as a law clerk in Latham’s Corporate Department in Frankfurt and Madrid.

Mr. Winzer’s experience includes advising:

  • Yapily on the acquisition of finAPI, a German payment institution
  • Simon Property Group on a joint venture with Jamestown, a real estate investment manager
  • Apollo Global Management in relation to its indirect investment in Oldenburgische Landesbank 
  • IK Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in Cinerius Financial Partners, a wealth management platform with regulated subsidiaries in Switzerland and Germany
  • Evercore on ongoing regulatory and compliance questions regarding its German subsidiary 
  • Hg Capital on its investments in Mobility Concept, a German financial services institution
  • Activant Capital on: 
    • Series A financing round for WorkMotion
    • Series D financing round for Celonis
  • An international VC / Growth fund on various investments in German financial sector entities
  • A global crypto trading platform on the establishment of German business operations
  • A global social trading platform operator on the establishment of German business operations
  • A global investment banking boutique on license application to provide financial services in Germany
  • A strategic investor on the acquisition of a German payment service provider (including representation vis-a-vis the BaFin in regulatory change of control approval process)
  • A strategic investor on the proposed acquisition of a German debt collection service provider 
  • A shareholder of a German leasing company on regulatory matters
  • A shareholder of a German bank on regulatory matters
  • A leading global investment bank on regulatory license requirements in connection with Private Capital Markets business activities
  • A German licensed Fintech on regulatory remuneration rules

Bar Qualification

  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)


  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court Frankfurt, 2021
  • First German State Exam, Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, 2019

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English