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Latham & Watkins LLP

The firm

Latham & Watkins is a leading global law firm that offers clients full-service legal consultancy in key marketplaces around the world. With over 2,000 attorneys in 31 offices, the firm can advise its clients on every aspect of their transactional, corporate, litigation or regulatory needs. The firm’s global platform spans Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the US. Latham and Watkins’ attorneys offer unrivalled legal resources and strategic commercial thinking to provide clients with innovative solutions to complex business and legal matters.

In Germany it has developed a powerful presence, with around 170 lawyers located in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich. Latham & Watkins’ lawyers in Germany appeal to clients with their expertise in German law paired with the reach of an international law firm.

Whatever the home base of its clients, Latham & Watkins can act for them as a one-stop shop to serve their legal interests throughout the world.

As part of its widely admired one-firm approach, its lawyers share clients, cases and deals across offices and countries, assembling the best teams to represent its clients.

Latham & Watkins’ culture transcends offices, practice areas and national boundaries. Throughout the firm, its lawyers participate in the same global committees, use the same technology and firm systems, and adhere to the same principles of teamwork, collegiality and entrepreneurship. It works as a truly integrated firm. Therefore, clients will find that their ‘Latham experience’ will be the same whatever the office they work with.

The founders of Latham & Watkins instilled an ethic of hard work, commitment and quality that flourishes today and has nurtured the firm’s dramatic growth into one of the world’s premier business law firms.

Areas of practice

The firm’s clients in Germany include multinational corporations, German and European mid-market companies, and private equity firms, as well as banks and investment banks. It routinely advises these clients in connection with matters that have both German and multi-jurisdictional implications. Besides its specialisation in several practice areas, the firm bundles its expertise into multidisciplinary industry group teams that work together across areas of expertise striving to deliver the best results for clients.

In Germany, Latham & Watkins particularly focuses on aerospace and defence, automotive, cleantech, energy, financial institutions, healthcare and life sciences, information technology, industrial and manufacturing, retail and consumer goods, and real estate.

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Other offices
Abu Dhabi
Hong Kong
Los Angeles
New Jersey
New York
Orange County
San Diego
San Francisco
Silicon Valley
Washington DC

Number of lawyers 2,000+

in Germany 170+

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