Latham & Watkins to Add Leading Finance Partner in Germany

Arrival of Thomas Weitkamp will further enhance the firm’s leveraged and corporate finance capability in Europe.

May 09, 2018

Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that Thomas Weitkamp will join the Munich office as a partner in the Banking Practice. Weitkamp’s practice focuses on advising financial institutions and private equity firms on a variety of complex domestic and cross-border leveraged finance, corporate lending, and financial restructuring transactions.

He regularly advises banks, direct lenders, debt advisors, and private equity funds on a wide range of matters including acquisition finance, public-to-private transactions, leveraged buy-outs, restructurings, and corporate loans, including the negotiation of major financing agreements and all aspects of legal transactions management.

“Our German finance practice is strategically focused on groundbreaking LBO and corporate finance transactions,” said Oliver Felsenstein, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Germany. “Thomas’ experience complements our existing top-tier banking, private equity, restructuring, and high yield practices. He is hard-working, dynamic, and entrepreneurial and someone who you want on your team, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the firm.”

“Our experience across the full spectrum of transactions, combined with unrivalled finance and capital markets practices in the US, UK, and Asia, gives us a unique vantage point from which to advise clients on the latest financing innovations,” added Frank Grell, Local Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Finance Department in Germany. “Thomas has a brilliant legal mind and an impressive track record. His experience, drive, and deep product knowledge will be of great value to our clients.”

Alexandra Hagelüken, a partner in Latham & Watkins’ Frankfurt office and Vice Chair of the firm’s Global Finance Department, said: “Latham has successfully established itself among the world’s leading firms for complex leveraged and corporate financing work, underpinned by a unique ability to switch between all forms of loan, bond and hybrid capital structures across multiple jurisdictions. Thomas’ areas of expertise have a number of exciting synergies with our practice and his arrival, coupled with our talented team in Europe and around the globe, distinguishes Latham in the market.”

Weitkamp will join Latham & Watkins from Clifford Chance in Munich. He passed his First State Examination at Trier University in 2001, and passed his Referendariat at the Oberlandesgericht in Koblenz in 2003.

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Notes to Editors

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Oliver Felsenstein, Office Managing Parner of Latham & Watkins in Germany, +49.69.6062.6590
Frank Grell, Chair of Latham & Watkins' German Finance Practice, +49.40.4140.3254
Alexandra Hagelüken, Vice Chair of Latham & Watkins' Global Finance Department, +49.69.6062.6575

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