Dr. Maximilian Platzer is a partner in Latham & Watkins' Frankfurt office and practices in the Corporate Department. He advises private equity investors and corporate entities on German and cross-border M&A transactions and public takeovers. His practice covers both the buy-side and sell-side of acquisitions as well as co-investments and management participations.

Prior to joining the firm in March 2017, Mr. Platzer was an associate for several years at another international law firm.  

Mr. Platzer’s recent experience includes advising:

  • Hg on its
    • Acquisition of P&I
    • Acquisition of Transporeon
    • Acquisition of MediFox
    • Acquisition of DAN Produkte
    • Sale of QUNDIS
  • Triton on its
    • Acquisition of Royal Reesink
    • Acquisition of IFCO
  • Permira on its investment in FlixBus
  • CVC on its acquisition of Linde’s North and South American business together with Messer Group GmbH
  • KKR and Hyperion on the acquisition of Arno Friedrichs Hartmetall
  • Bregal on its
    •  Acquisition of SHD
    • Acquisition of Pragma Informatique
    • Acquisition of a majority stake in NRW Building Technology Holding
  • Ergon Capital Partners on its acquisition of svt
  • Chequers Capital on its sale of Cordenka
  • 3i on its acquisition of Schlemmer*
  • Bridgepoint on its sale of CABB International to Permira*
  • Celesio on its merger with McKesson*
  • China National Chemical corporation on its acquisition of KraussMaffei*
  • UniCredit Bank AG on its sale of DAB Bank to BNP Paribas*
  • Midea on its takeover of KUKA AG*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)


  • Dr. iur., Ruprecht-Karls-University, 2015
  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Frankfurt, 2013
  • First State Exam, Ruprecht-Karls-University, 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German