Senior Public Law Specialist Joins Latham & Watkins in Germany

Firm adds talented public law attorney with deep expertise in energy, infrastructure and real estate projects.

October 01, 2012

Hamburg ... Latham & Watkins1 is pleased to announce that Dr. Jörn Kassow has joined the firm’s Hamburg office. Kassow has extensive experience practicing in the area of public planning, building and environmental law. He is a leading public law specialist with deep knowledge in a number of business sectors and across a wide range of administrative proceedings.

Over the years, Kassow has advised on a number of high profile matters related to numerous landmark projects from shopping centers to energy and infrastructure projects, from large-scale leisure and tourism developments to complex M&A and real estate transactions. He is also a formidable trial litigator who has had many years of experience before all levels of the German public law courts.

“We are excited to be adding a public law specialist of Jörn’s stature,” said Dr. Holger Iversen, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Hamburg. “Jörn’s commercial acumen and technical skills as a business advisor and litigator further strengthen our practice, and his experience will be a valuable asset to our clients.”

Kassow commented: “I look forward to contributing to Latham’s growth plans in Germany. Latham’s strong German practice and global platform, coupled with the firm’s pre-eminent corporate, finance, real estate and regulatory capabilities, are attractive qualities to me.”

Kassow joins Latham & Watkins from White & Case where he practiced in the Hamburg office since September 2005. He completed the Second German State Exam in Hamburg's Hanseatic Higher Regional Court and received a Dr. jur. from Georg-August-University in Göttingen in 2005. 

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Notes to Editor

1 Latham & Watkins operates as a limited liability partnership worldwide with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in the United Kingdom, France and Italy and affiliated partnerships conducting the practice in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. Latham & Watkins practices in Saudi Arabia in association with the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi. 


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