Latham & Watkins advises the businesses and institutions that power the global economy. We bring together the world’s best legal talent in every major jurisdiction to shape the deals and win the disputes that transform markets. Our experience at the cutting edge of commercial, financial, and legal innovation enables us to deliver results that fuel our clients’ success.  

Latham’s German team bring together more than 150 of the country’s leading lawyers across transactional and litigation practices. Serving clients from the major commercial hubs of Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Munich, we provide counsel and representation that reflects a powerful combination of our in-depth understanding of German law, customs, and business culture, as well as the scope and resources of an elite global firm.


Tobias Klass advises private equity funds, large and medium-sized companies and their shareholders, as well as real estate investment funds on the tax aspects of complex, often cross-border transactions. Mr. Klass, as a key member of a client’s deal team, navigates the increasingly complex German and international tax law issues in domestic and cross-border transactions. He focuses on the tax-optimization of private equity and M&A transactions and restructurings. He also advises on tax structures for inbound real estate investments. 

Thomas Weitkamp advises clients on complex German and cross-border finance and financial restructuring transactions. Mr. Weitkamp guides private equity funds, debt funds, financial institutions, and corporate borrowers on complex financing structures, including acquisition finance, direct lending, public-to-private transactions, leveraged buyouts, infrastructure financing, corporate financing, and restructurings. He draws on extensive experience with lenders and borrowers, including recently focusing on unitranche and other direct lending financings. Mr. Weitkamp balances superior technical skills with a savvy commercial sense to help clients achieve their strategic objectives and ensure the success of their financing transactions.

Tim Wybitul, Chair of Latham’s Data Privacy Committee, advises German and global companies on complex data protection issues. He represents clients in data privacy litigation, internal investigations, and other data-related disputes. Latham’s GDPR civil damages table demonstrates Mr. Wybitul’s creative solutions-oriented approach within a dynamic regulatory environment, for which he has developed an excellent reputation in the market. He combines an affinity for information technology with specific training to provide clients with practical, business-oriented strategies. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-E) and a certified specialist lawyer for German employment law, and he has provided expert testimonies to the German Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag) regarding the development of German data protection laws.