Dr. Tobias Larisch, Regional Chair of Latham & Watkins' Corporate Department in continental Europe, advises leading global companies and investors in the energy and infrastructure sectors on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. Mr. Larisch is the former Deputy Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Germany.

Mr. Larisch helps clients navigate complex cross-border matters, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
  • Public takeovers
  • Joint ventures
  • Carve-outs
  • Corporate governance/compliance

He is regularly recognized in leading legal publications including JUVE and Chambers Europe for his “perfect combination of legal and commercial thinking” and his economic and technical understanding of the issues specific to the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Mr. Larisch is a member of the German Association for Corporate and Company Law (VGR).

Mr. Larisch’s representative experience includes advising:

Energy Sector

  • Wintershall Dea on the sale of its stake in WIGA
  • Keppel Infrastructure Trust on 45% acquisition of solar portfolio from Enpal
  • KKR on its strategic partnership with Encavis AG
  • E.ON on several transactions, including its:
    • Sale of 13 hydro power plants on the Inn River in Germany to Verbund*
    • Joint venture with Statoil concerning the Arkona wind farm located in the German Baltic Sea*
    • Sale of its waste-to-energy business to EQT*
  • RWE on:
    • The acquisition of 4.2-GW UK offshore wind portfolio from Vattenfall
    • A joint venture agreement with Masdar to co-develop three GW Dogger Bank South offshore wind projects
    • Its comprehensive asset swap with E.ON involving (i) the sale of a majority stake in innogy to E.ON, (ii) the acquisition of the renewable energy activities of E.ON and Innogy, as well as (iii) the aquisition of a minority stake in E.ON and certain other assets 
  • BASF on the merger of Wintershall and DEA*
  • Gascade on the sale of shares in the European Gas Link (Eugal) to Gasunie, Ontras, and Fluxys*
  • Vattenfall on the sale of its German lignite business to Czech energy company Energetický a Průmyslový Holding*

Strategic M&A Transactions

  • Swiss Life Asset Managers and Vauban Infrastructure Partners on the squeeze-out of Aves One AG
  • Digital Transformation Capital Partners (DTCP) on the acquisition of a majority shareholding in maincubes
  • GIP and KKR on the strategic partnership with Vodafone to invest in Vantage Towers
  • OMERS regarding its co-investment into VTG AG
  • Hellman & Friedman LLC and Blackstone Group L.P. on the public tender offer for Scout24
  • Beiersdorf on the logistics outsourcing to Kühne + Nagel and AMB Property*
  • CECONOMY in connection with freenet AG becoming an anchor investor of the company
  • Daimler AG on the public takeover of Tognum*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)


  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Düsseldorf, 2005
  • Dr. iur., University of Muenster, 2003
  • First German State Exam, University of Muenster, 2002