Ralph Dräger, a finance associate in Latham & Watkins’ Frankfurt office, advises German and international clients on a range of domestic and cross-border finance transactions.

Mr. Dräger represents financial institutions, private equity funds, and corporate borrowers in:

  • Cross-border and domestic acquisition financings
  • General corporate financings
  • Financial restructurings

Prior to joining Latham, he gained experience in the banking and finance department of another major international law firm.

Mr. Dräger’s recent experience includes advising:  

Private Equity Driven Transactions

  • Alpha Private Equity on the acquisition financing of EUROPART Holding GmbH
  • Bank consortium on the financing of Capvis’ shares in Thermamax Group
  • Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone on the attempted public takeover financing of Scout24 
  • Hg on the MediFox acquisition financing
  • Hg on the financing agreements in connection for the acquisition of Mobility Concept and advice on the financing of an add-on acquisition
  • Morgan Stanley and Société Générale on the Schur Flexibles Group refinancing

Corporate Loans

  • Bank consortium on the refinancing of inexio Informationstechnologie und Telekommunikation KGaA
  • Bank consortium on the refinancing of Tom Tailor
  • Bank consortium on the extension of existing revolving credit facilities totaling €4.7 billion for TUI
  • Bank consortium on the refinancing of MAHLE
  • Capvis on the Kaffee Partner Group refinancing 
  • Kongsberg on the refinancing (bonds and super senior revolving facility)

Bar Qualification

  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)


  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Frankfurt, 2016
  • LLM, University of Stellenbosch, 2013
  • First German State Exam, University of Mannheim, 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German