Oliver Felsenstein, former Global Chair of the Private Equity & Investment Funds Practice and a former member of the firm’s Executive Committee, helps private equity firms navigate every stage of the investment life cycle, from acquisition through exit.

Widely recognized among the world’s leading private equity lawyers, Mr. Felsenstein advises private equity firms on many of their largest and most complex transactions involving target companies in Germany and internationally. His several decades of experience span well more than 100 completed transactions exceeding EU€100 billion in value across a diverse range of industries, including technology, industrials, and healthcare.

A strong relationship builder and keen strategist, Mr. Felsenstein serves as a trusted advisor to many of the world’s most prominent private equity clients. He brings a commercial perspective to clients’ most significant business challenges and drives consensus in negotiations. Mr. Felsenstein regularly leads large, international Latham teams and acts as the primary liaison for clients throughout all phases of a transaction.

Mr. Felsenstein is a member of the curatorship of the Foundation Deutsche Sporthilfe, an organization supporting the German Olympic team.


Leading Individual for Private Equity
JUVE 2021-2023

Band 1 – Private Equity
Chambers Europe 2018-2021

Lawyer of the Year – Private Equity in Germany
Handelsblatt Best Lawyers 2020

Market Leader – Private Equity
IFLR1000 2020

Leading Individual – Private Equity
The Legal 500 Deutschland 2018-2021

30 Most Influential Lawyers – Private Equity Industry Worldwide
Private Equity International 2013

European Hot 100 Lawyer
The Lawyer 2002

Mr. Felsenstein’s experience includes regularly advising:  

  • Bregal
  • Carlyle
  • Chequers Capital
  • Clayton Dubilier & Rice
  • CVC
  • Doughty Hanson
  • GetYourGuide
  • Hellman & Friedman
  • Hg
  • PAI
  • Permira
  • Quadriga Capital
  • Terra Firma
  • Triton

Bar Qualification

  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)


  • LL.M., University of Miami School of Law
  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Frankfurt
  • First German State Exam, University of Freiburg

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English