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Latham & Watkins LLP

Banking & Finance

5 ranked lawyersBand 3GermanyGlobal 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Latham & Watkins is an excellent law firm which covers the full breadth of finance work. Due to its market visibility, holistic offering and bench strength, the team is frequently mandated by borrowers and lenders such as banking consortiums, PE funds and corporates on complex acquisition finance deals, refinancings and corporate finance. Clients also benefit from the firm's regulatory expertise, covering issues such as post-Brexit advice, divestments and whistle-blower investigations. As an international firm, Latham & Watkins is an attractive choice for large and multi-jurisdictional projects.

Notable practitioners

Alexandra Hagelüken is widely considered one of the most renowned practitioners in the German market. She advises on the full breadth of banking and finance, covering unitranche finance, large refinancings and restructurings. She is a go-to for well-known corporates on the borrower side and banks and investment funds on the lender side. One client applauds: "In terms of quality of work, speed of execution and experience with mid as well as large-cap finance deals, Alexandra Hagelüken is really among the best."

Christian Jahn is frequently mandated by borrowers and lenders on financings pertaining to large divestments, acquisitions and refinancings. He also offers advice on cross-border issues, which makes him an attractive choice for clients. Reflecting on his way of working, one client enthuses: "Christian Jahn understands very complex situations and thinks about how to solve problems," further highlighting that he "works until the deal is done and is fully there until the end."

Markus Krüger regularly advises nationally and internationally active banks and investment funds on regulatory issues pertaining to acquisitions and divestments. Clients particularly benefit from his prowess in M&A matters in the financial industry. One client appreciates that "Markus Krüger is level-headed, knowledgeable and responsive."

Sibylle Münch enters the rankings due to her growing recognition in the market. She regularly advises banks and lending consortiums on large and often high-profile refinancings of distressed corporates. An interviewee applauds: "She is very commercial and I like working with her."

Thomas Weitkamp rises in the rankings following client and peer endorsement for his expertise in unitranche financings and refinancings as well as banking M&A transactions. Clients such as banks, funds and corporates regularly seek his advice as he is also well versed in handling cross-border mandates. One client says Thomas Weitkamp is "extremely pleasant to work with, always well prepared and goes beyond what is required in strenuous situations. We like his pragmatic approach, which focuses very much on the crucial issues."

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Germany

Banking & Finance


Alexandra Hagelüken
Band 1
Christian Jahn
Band 3
Sibylle Münch
Band 4
Thomas Weitkamp
Band 2

Banking & Finance: Regulatory


Markus Krüger
Band 3