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Latham & Watkins LLP

Oliver Felsenstein

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Oliver Felsenstein is Managing Partner Germany and practices in the firm’s Corporate Department. He is an M&A lawyer with more than 25 years of experience, focusing on German and international private equity transactions. Before joining Latham as a partner in the Frankfurt office, Mr. Felsenstein was Global Head of Private Equity at Clifford Chance. He is regularly recommended as one of the leading private equity lawyers in Europe in numerous publications (Handelsblatt Best Lawyers, Chambers Global, The Legal 500, IFLR1000). Mr. Felsenstein is ranked in Private Equity International as one of the 30 most influential lawyers in the private equity industry worldwide. The Lawyer featured Mr. Felsenstein as a “European Hot 100” lawyer, the first German ever to receive this award. Chambers Europe Germany 2016 describes Mr. Felsenstein as “the leader in the area of private equity”.

Germany: Private equity


Within: Leading individuals

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Latham & Watkins LLP covers the entire range of private equity work and utilises its extensive expertise, particularly in large-cap deals, to handle cross-border transactions within Europe and with a US focus. Clients in this area include IK Partners, CVC Capital Partners and Triton, among others, while the firm also has a strong mid-cap practice: Chequers Capital, Silverfleet Capital and Dbag are part of the client portfolio. The group advised new client Alpha Private Equity on the acquisition of the Europart group from two investment companies, Triton and Paragon. Other highlights include advising CVC Capital Partners – led by Leif Schrader and practice head Oliver Felsenstein – on the acquisition of an 80% stake in Swiss watchmaker Breitling, and assisting Triton with the acquisition of SGL Gruppe’s cathodes, blast furnace lining and carbon electrodes business. The group also assisted the latter client with the acquisition of Rocore Holdings from Keystone Capital, and the sale of Compo Consumer to listed company Kingenta Ecological Engineering. Rainer Traugott, Burc Hesse and Hans-Jürgen Lütt are also part of the core team.

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