Latham & Watkins to Add Prominent Employment Law Partner in Munich

Anne Kleffmann brings experience counseling on a range of complex, high stakes contentious and non-contentious matters.

March 01, 2019

Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that Anne Kleffmann will join the Munich office as a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department and member of the Benefits, Compensation & Employment Practice. Kleffmann regularly advises leading companies and private equity firms on a variety of individual and collective employment law matters, with a particular focus on restructurings and reorganizations and M&A. 

She has extensive expertise advising clients in relation to downsizings, site closures and TUPE transfers, and in connection with a wide range of employment law matters in the context of corporate transactions. She also has extensive experience in negotiations with works councils and regularly represents clients in employment disputes. 

Harald Selzner, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Germany, said: “Anne’s broad transactional experience meshes well with a number of our core areas of strength, and her arrival will further enhance our ability to advise German and international clients on domestic and cross-border matters.” 

“Anne’s impeccable judgement, considerable boardroom presence and experience counseling on high stakes matters across a range of complex contentious and non-contentious issues will be of great value to our clients. We look forward to welcoming her to our growing team.” added Christoph Baus, Local Department Chair of the Litigation & Trial Department in Germany. 

“Anne is an experienced practitioner who will reinforce our position in the market as having one of the strongest teams in Germany and Europe. She is a great team player, who will contribute much to the growth of our practice,” said Tobias Leder, Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Employment Law Practice. 

Kleffmann will be the latest partner to join Latham & Watkins in Germany, following the arrival of Thomas Grützner, Tim Wybitul, and Tobias Larisch. She will join the firm from Watson Farley & Williams. Kleffmann graduated from the University of Münster. She passed her Second State Examination through the Landesjustizprüfungsamt Nordrhein-Westfalen before receiving an LL.M. from the University of Sheffield, England.

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Notes to Editors

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Harald Selzner, Office Managing Partner in Germany, +49.211.8828.4600

Christoph Baus, Local Department Chair of Latham's Litigation & Trial Department in Germany, +49.40.4140.3366

Tobias Leder, Global Co-Chair of Latham's Employment Law Practice, +49.89.2080.3.8050

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