Dr. Stefan Bartz is a counsel in Latham & Watkins' Frankfurt and Hamburg offices and a member of the firm's Litigation & Trial Department and the White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice.

Mr. Bartz has significant experience:

  • Conducting internal investigations
  • Representing clients before government enforcement agencies
  • Implementing and developing compliance management systems and risk mitigation measures
  • Conducting compliance due diligence in connection with M&A transactions

He primarily advises clients on internal investigations (white collar investigations) and preventive compliance matters. He regularly provides compliance support in private equity and M&A deals.

Dr. Bartz holds a PhD in criminal and data protection law and regularly publishes on white collar and enforcement issues, particularly with reference to US law.

Mr. Bartz's experience includes advising:

  • A Swiss bank in relation to inquiries by US regulators, including the DOJ, SEC, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and New York State Department of Financial Services
  • An individual in a DOJ investigation in relation to emission controversy in the automotive industry
  • Several individuals of leading German corporations on FCPA investigations by the DOJ
  • The seller of one of world's largest solar companies in post-M&A DIS arbitration
  • Scottish Widows Limited in connection with the alleged misselling of insurance policies 
  • Kaffee Partner Holding AG in a series of competition-related claims against a competitor
  • Daimler AG and Toll Collect GmbH in ad hoc proceedings against the German Federal Government regarding the “Toll Collect” project

Bar Qualification

  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)


  • Dr. iur., Bucerius Law School, 2016
  • Second German State Exam, High Court of Hamburg, 2012
  • First German State Exam, Bucerius Law School, 2009
  • LL.B., Bucerius Law School, 2008

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English
  • French