Dr. Sönke Bock 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, and general corporate law matters.

Mr. Bock studied law and economics at the University of Bayreuth. Prior to joining the firm as an associate, he worked as a law clerk in Latham’s Corporate Department in Frankfurt and New York. While pursuing his doctorate, he gained experience working in the Frankfurt office of another US law firm.

Mr. Bock's experience includes advising:

  • Carlyle on investment in GBTEC 
  • TNG Group on the acquisition of sdt.net AG
  • Established. on the acquisition of Blaupunkt Brand
  • yfood on Nestlé's acquisition of a minority stake in the company
  • CVC on the sale of its shares in Messer Industries
  • Cheplapharm on an investment by two global investors
  • Advent International on a global joint venture with LANXESS and joint acquisition of DSM Engineering Materials
  • Hg on:
    • The investment of Permira in GGW Group
    • Its strategic investment in LucaNet
    • The acquisition of a majority stake in Serrala
    • The acquisition of a majority stake in F24
    • The acquisition of P&I
  • Bregal Unternehmerkapital on the sale of ATP Group
  • Shareholders on the sale of Just Spices to Kraft Heinz
  • Permira on the acquisition of a majority stake in Engel & Völkers
  • DEDIQ on its joint venture with SAP
  • MediFox on its merger with DAN Produkte
  • Simon® in its strategic partnership with Jamestown

Bar Qualification

  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)


  • Dr. iur., Ruhr-University Bochum, 2019
  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Frankfurt, 2019
  • First German State Exam, University of Bayreuth, 2014

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English