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Chambers Europe 2020



Latham’s German offices bring together more than 150 of the country’s leading lawyers across transactional and litigation practices.

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Serving clients from the major commercial hubs of Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Munich, we provide counsel and representation that reflects a powerful combination of our in-depth understanding of German law, customs, and business culture as well as the scope and resources of an elite global firm.

Our top-ranked German practices integrate seamlessly with Latham’s global platform, providing comprehensive support and insight to clients on their most complex and consequential matters — both in Germany and around the world. Drawing on industry and jurisdictional experience from the entire platform, we excel at executing cross-border transactions, delivering tailored and commercially focused advice, and representation — in short, providing service that regularly exceeds clients’ expectations.

Reflecting our commitment to social responsibility, Latham takes on pro bono matters in Germany in nearly every area of public interest law, including anti-human trafficking and human rights, children, community economic development, disability rights, nonprofits and NGOs, and social enterprise support.

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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  • 40211 Düsseldorf
  • Germany
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