Chambers Europe 2015 ranked Latham's practice in Germany Band 1 for Healthcare and Private Equity.


Latham & Watkins’ clients benefit from the firm’s unique commercial approach to legal assignments, entrepreneurship, teamwork and relationship building.

With approximately 170 lawyers located in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich offices, Latham offers clients a strong local presence in Germany. The firm’s clients include:

  • Banks and investment banks
  • German and European mid-market companies
  • Multinational corporations
  • Private equity firms
Comprehensive Expertise

Latham bundles its expertise in multidisciplinary industry teams that work together across areas of expertise focusing on and delivering the highest quality of legal counsel to clients in specific industries, including:

The firm’s industry teams are comprised of lawyers from a broad range of practice areas and locales.

Key Practice Strengths

Latham routinely advises clients in connection with matters that have both German and multi-jurisdictional implications. The firm can help whether a client is disposing or taking over a company or needs advice on its day-to-day operations. Latham also counsels clients on business critical litigation and regulatory concerns. Clients turn to Latham for its experience in:

Awards and Rankings

Latham’s German offices have garnered prestigious awards and rankings in the firm’s core practice areas, including amongst others:

  • Tier 1: Private Equity – Large Cap 
    Tier 1: Restructuring
    Tier 1: Customs and Trade
    Tier 2: Aquisition Finance
    Tier 2: Bank and Bank Regulatory
    Tier 2: Arbitration
    Tier 2: State Aid
    Experienced Advisor to Hospitals
    JUVE 2014/2015
  • Tier 1: Private Equity
    Tier 1: Healthcare
    Tier 1: Acquisition Finance & Syndicated Lending
    Chambers Europe - Germany 2014    
  • Tier 2: Bank Lending
    Tier 2: International Corporate Law
    Tier 2: M&A
    Tier 2: Banking Sector
    Tier 2: Arbitration and Commercial Dispute
    The Legal 500 Germany 2015
  • Tier 1: High-Yield Debt
    Tier 2: M&A
    IFLR Germany 2015

Latham’s German offices have developed one of the leading pro bono practices in the country. The firm's lawyers, paralegals and professional staff have participated in counseling both established and prospective charitable organizations focused on the education and support of children.

Pro bono and community outreach program highlights include:

  • Advising a nonprofit organization that brings people from diverse backgrounds together and assisting them in developing social entrepreneurship
  • Counseling a charitable association dedicated to assisting parents of newborns
  • Providing ongoing legal advice to an expanding children’s hospital
  • Helping a once-local volunteer mentor organization to become one of Germany’s leading nonprofit organizations in its field
  • Working with Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Gemeinsam leben – gemeinsam lernen, a nonprofit organization supporting parents of children with disabilities, to draft a comprehensive bill seeking to implement the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, one of the largest German states.

Latham ranks first in the provision of pro bono services in Germany, according to the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s third annual TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono. The 2016 index was “compiled with data collected from over 130 law firms—both large and small—and representing 64,500 lawyers in 75 countries, [and it] provides a snapshot of the resources mobilised by the industry in support of social causes, while also monitoring the growth of the sector globally.”

Survey of Pro Bono Practices and Opportunities

A multi-office team of Latham & Watkins lawyers and professional staff from across the firm’s offices globally conducted extensive research to prepare the 2016 edition of the “Survey of Pro Bono Practices and Opportunities” report. Conducted in conjunction with the Pro Bono Institute (PBI), the unique report is an essential resource for local practitioners, in-house teams and non-profits on pro bono practices around the world.

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