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Christine Gärtner

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Christine Gärtner is a partner in the Düsseldorf and Frankfurt offices of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm's Litigation & Trial Department. Ms. Gärtner has broad experience in complex commercial litigation and arbitration, especially in banking-related disputes including in the context of the reorganization and liquidation of banks.

Her experience also encompasses deposit protection claims, directors’ and officers’ liability, post-M&A disputes as well as product liability claims. In addition, she has represented issuers as well as (former) officers and directors against shareholder suits, including lawsuits under the German Capital Markets Model Case Law (KapMuG).

Germany: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Next generation lawyers

Christine Gärtner - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: Commercial litigation

Latham & Watkins LLP’s fully integrated international approach is a strength of the team, which is always able to offer a wide range of legal representation services to suit the case at hand. The group often acts on banking, corporate and antitrust law disputes; it reached an amicable settlement in a long-standing family dispute after taking over the representation of Robert Tönnies. In addition, highly regarded practice head Christoph Baus represents an airline in a matter concerning a claim for damages under insolvency law. Christine Gärtner and Markus Rieder, who are both experienced in corporate law, also have a good track record. The group was further strengthened by the arrivals of Thomas Grützner, who is experienced in litigation and compliance instructions and joined from Baker McKenzie in October 2018, and data protection expert Tim Wybitul, who was previously at Hogan Lovells International LLP. Carsten Witzke left for Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP in October 2018.

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Financial services: litigation

Within: Financial services: litigation

Latham & Watkins LLP has experience in advising and representing banks and shareholders in investment and insolvency disputes. Christoph Baus heads the conflict resolution practice and is particularly experienced in capital investment law and in assisting with mass proceedings. Together with restructuring and insolvency expert Frank Grell, he acted for insolvency administrator Achim Ahrends and S&K Real Estate Value Added Fondsgesellschaft in the enforcement of claims against numerous individual investors. In cooperation with the antitrust practice, Baus defended Deutsche Bank against claims for damages and recourse arising from alleged infringements of antitrust law through the application of uniform dealer fees. Christine Gärtner and Volker Schäfer are also recommended.

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