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

Ms. Sösemann represents clients in all areas of intellectual property law, with an emphasis on trademark, patent, competition, and copyright law. She advises clients on IP and know-how transfer, in particular on technology, IP, and data related transactions.

Prior to joining Latham as an associate, she gained experience as a law clerk in the intellectual property, media, and art law practices of two renowned law firms. In addition, she worked as a research assistant in the Privacy & Cyber Practice of Latham’s Frankfurt office.

Ms. Sösemann’s experience includes advising:

  • Bregal on
    • The acquisition of Laird Thermal Systems
    • The acquisition of legal software business STP from Hg 
  • Consortium of Astorg Asset Management, Nordic Capital, Novo Holdings, and their portfolio company eResearchTechnologies on its merger with Bioclinica, a technological and scientific leader in clinical imaging and portfolio company of Cinven
  • Chequers Capital on the acquisition of workwear specialist 7days 
  • Cheplapharm on the acquisition of a pharmaceutical portfolio from Takeda 
  • DEDIQ on a strategic partnership with SAP
  • Desktop Metal, Inc. on the acquisition of EnvisionTEC
  • EMZ Partners on
    • Its majority investment in Hermann Pipersberg
    • The acquisition of a significant minority participation in celebrate company
  • Equistone on the sale of Oikos Group to Goldman Sachs
  • First Sentier Investors on the sale of Ferngas Group to VKB
  • Hg on
    • The acquisition of a majority stake in Serrala
    • The acquisition of a majority stake in AUVESY
  • The founders of KMK Kinderzimmer Group on the sale of the majority shareholding to Franz Haniel & Cie
  • Catterton on growth investment in Berlin-based FBA aggregator SellerX
  • Permira on the acquisition of a majority stake in Engel & Völkers
  • Platinum Equity on the acquisition of Continental Bakeries
  • Rockaway Capital on the acquisition of Bringmeister GmbH
  • Swiss Life Asset Management AG and Gelsenwasser AG on the acquisition of Infrareal
  • Swiss Life Asset Management AG and Vauban Infrastructure Partners on the takeover offer for Aves One
  • TeamViewer on the acquisition of Viscopic
  • Trilantic Europe on its investment in Smile Eyes
  • Triton on the acquisition of Swiss IT Security Group
  • A multinational networking and telecommunications company on its acquisition of business segments from a world leading provider of antenna and filter technologies*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Thought Leadership

  • Börsen-Zeitung, 4 October 2021, "Europe finally gets uniform patent protection“
  • Börsen-Zeitung, 30 July 2021, "Legislator wants to stop patent scams“
  • PLATOW Recht, 6 February 2019, p.8 “Unfair Competition Act – A new sharp sword for Data Protection?”

Bar Qualification

  • Rechtsanwältin (Germany)

Education

  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court Frankfurt, 2020
  • First German State Exam, Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, 2017
  • Bachelor of Arts, Saint Leo University, Florida, 2012

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English