Michele Maurice Stephan is an associate in the Corporate Department of Latham & Watkins’ Frankfurt office.

He advises companies and financial investors primarily on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, as well as general corporate law matters.

Mr. Stephan studied law at the University of Frankfurt. He gained experience working for an international investment bank in Frankfurt and an investment firm in Bad Homburg. Hes pent his legal clerkship at the German Consulate in Mumbai and in the Frankfurt office of an international law firm.

Mr. Stephan’s experience includes advising:

  • LeanIX`s investors on the sale to SAP
  • Bregal on the sale of EA Elektro-Automatik 
  • Hg on:
    • The investment of Permira in GGW Group
    • The sale of Transporeon
    • The sale of MEDIFOX DAN
    • Its investment in LucaNet
    • The acquisition of a majority stake in Fonds Finanz
  • Permira on the acquisition of a majority stake in Engel & Völkers
  • Perusa on the sale of SCHROTH Safety Products
  • Triton on the acquisition of Swiss IT Security Group
  • Entrepreneur family Harting on its acquisition of Studer Cables AG

Bar Qualification

  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)


  • Second German State Exam, High Court of Frankfurt, 2020
  • First German State Exam, University Frankfurt, 2017

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English