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Martin Neuhaus

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Dr. Martin Neuhaus is a Corporate/M&A partner of Latham & Watkins in Germany and Co-chair of the German Corporate Department.

Mr. Neuhaus has extensive experience in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, including public takeovers, private equity transactions, corporate restructurings, carve-outs, minority investments and joint venture transactions.

Germany: Corporate and M&A


Within: Corporate

Latham & Watkins LLP’s corporate law team frequently works with other practice groups such as tax, restructuring and white-collar crime. In recent work it is advising the executive board of Stada Arzneimittel on an internal investigation into possible violations of executive board duties by the previous management. Siemens, now also a major client in Europe, instructed the group with structural issues in the run-up to the IPO of its healthcare unit. It also advised Klöckner & Co on the performance of the annual general meeting; other clients include BayWa, Daimler, the DuMont Media Group and Tengelmann. Harald Selzner leads the group. Rainer Wilke and Martin Neuhaus are other key names and Natalie Daghles made partner at the beginning of 2018. Tobias Larisch joined from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Nikolaos Paschos from Linklaters. Björn-Axel Dißars moved to Watson Farley & Williams LLP.

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M&A: large deals (€500m+)

Within: M&A: large deals (€500m+)

Latham & Watkins LLP is commended for its work in transactions with an international component, particularly due to its good network with its US and UK offices. As part of a cross-office team, the group advised Siemens on the merger of its mobility business with Alstom. Other highlights include assisting Henkel with the $1.05bn acquisition of the Darex Packaging Technologies business from GCP Applied Technologies, and advising Israel Chemicals on the $1bn sale of its fire protection and oil additives businesses to SK Capital Partners. Harald Selzner leads the group, which also includes Martin Neuhaus, Rainer Traugott and Henning Schneider. In early 2018, Natalie Daghles made partner and in March 2018 Tobias Larisch, who is particularly experienced handling energy sector transactions, joined from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

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M&A: mid-sized deals (sub-€500m)

Within: M&A: mid-sized deals (sub-€500m)

Latham & Watkins LLP’s M&A team in Germany regularly advises on international mid-cap transactions. For example, it acted for Boston Scientific on the $435m acquisition of Symetis, a company specialising in minimally invasive cardiac surgery; advised congatec, a company specialising in the development and sale of embedded computer boards and modules, on the acquisition of Real-Time System; and assisted medical technology company Novanta with the acquisition of W.O.M. World of Medicine. At a national level, advising Autogrill Germany on the acquisition of Le Crobag was a highlight. Martin Neuhaus, Rainer Traugott and Christoph Engeler are key names within Henning Schneider’s team. Personnel changes include the promotion of Natalie Daghles to the partnership at the beginning of 2018 and Tobias Larisch’s arrival from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in March 2018.

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