Dr. Lucas Schweitzer is a counsel in the Corporate Department of Latham & Watkins' Düsseldorf office. He has considerable experience in handling domestic and cross-border M&A transactions as well as corporate law matters.

Mr. Schweitzer is particularly experienced in private and public M&A transactions as well as corporate law matters. He also regularly advises on reorganizations and aspects of capital markets law. 

Prior to joining Latham, he worked for another major international law firm in the corporate/M&A departments in Düsseldorf and Hamburg.

Mr. Schweitzer's recent experience includes advising:

  • GIP and KKR on the strategic partnership with Vodafone to invest in Vantage Towers
  • Advent International on a global joint venture with LANXESS and joint acquisition of DSM Engineering Materials
  • Group Carrefour on the sale of its stake in Cajoo to Flink by way of a contribution in kind against issuance of new Flink shares to Group Carrefour
  • Deutsche Telekom on the acquisition of shares in T-Mobile US from Japanese Softbank by virtue of a capital increase in kind at Deutsche Telekom and the signing of an investment agreement with Softbank*
  • CompuGroup Medical on
    • Its acquisition of US eMDs*, as well as parts of the German and Spanish healthcare IT business of US Cerner Corporation*
    • A private placement of shares in an ABB transaction*
    • Its transformation into a SE & Co. KGaA*
  • Beiersdorf on the acquisition of US skin-care company Chantecaille Beauté from the Chantecaille family*
  • Aurubis on the acquisition of Metallo Group from Towerbrook Capital Partners*
  • Freudenberg on the sale of its IT business unit to Canadian Syntax*
  • Consortium of CVC Capital and Messer on the acquisition of parts of the US gas business from Linde in connection with the Linde-Praxair merger*
  • General Atlantic on the sale of amedes group to Antin Infrastructure Partners* as well as on the formation of a joint venture with Axel Springer in the online classifieds business (including StepStone)*
  • Consortium of Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone on the attempted public takeover of Scout 24*
  • London Stock Exchange on the attempted merger with Deutsche Börse*
  • Wincor Nixdorf on its cross-border cash/share takeover by US Diebold and subsequent integration measures*
  • Lotto 24 on its cross-border share-for-share takeover by UK Zeal Network*
  • Gagfah on its takeover by Deutsche Annington (Vonovia)*
  • Nissan on the placement of its Daimler shares in an ABB transaction*
  • SFC Energy in connection with a rights issuance*
  • Various German listed companies on governance, stock corporation and capital markets law aspects*

* Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)


  • Dr. iur., Free University of Berlin, 2015
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Durham, 2011
  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Düsseldorf, 2010
  • First State Exam, University of Düsseldorf, 2006

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English