Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm with more than 2,700 lawyers in its offices located in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. The firm has internationally recognized practices in a wide spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate and regulatory areas. Our success is grounded in our devotion to the collaborative process, which reaches across global offices and practices and draws upon our deep subject matter expertise, an abiding commitment to teamwork and a powerful tradition of creative lawyering.

By Dr. Tobias Larisch and Dr. Jana Dammann de Chapto The energy and infrastructure sectors continue to experience transformative changes at a high pace, a trend that Latham expects to sustain momentum for the foreseeable future. Energy Sector The global mega-trend of decarbonization had repercussions in Germany in 2020, most prominently displayed by the “Coal Exit”. In July 2020, the German federal government passed legislation to end coal-fired power generation in Germany by 2038, and…
by Dr. Michael EsserDr. Max HauserDr. Jan HöftProf. Dr. Sven B. VölckerDr. Jana K. Dammann de ChaptoJudith W. Jacop The Digitalization Act, which entered into force on January 19, 2021, substantially extends the scope of German antitrust law to tackle presumed enforcement challenges in the digital economy and raises merger control thresholds across all industries.   The Digitalization Act is the 10th amendment of the…
von Tim Wybitul Die Latham DSGVO-Schadensersatztabelle gibt einen Überblick über aktuelle Entscheidungen deutscher Gerichte zu Schmerzensgeldern nach der EU-Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (DSGVO). Die Tabelle fasst Urteile übersichtlich zusammen, die Klägern immateriellen Schadensersatz wegen Datenschutzverstößen zusprechen. Zudem zeigt sie, welche Verstöße zu welchen Schadenssummen führen. Darüber hinaus zeigt die Latham DSGVO-Schadensersatztabelle auch weitere Entscheidungen, die wichtige Fragestellungen bei der Geltendmachung von DSGVO-Schadensersatz betreffen. Die Tabelle finden Sie hier – diese wird auch künftig regelmäßig mit neuen Entscheidungen aktualisiert.…
The role and expectations of bystander employees: the missing piece of the puzzle? By David Berman, Catherine Drinnan, Joseph B. Farrell, Sarah Gadd, Lilia B. Vazova, and Nell Perks While much attention continues to be paid to the implementation and maintenance of effective whistleblowing and speak-up frameworks (which tend to focus predominantly on reporting post-event, coupled with safeguarding the ‘reporter’ from any adverse consequences), and to the importance of a…
By Alice Fisher and Prof. Dr. Thomas Grützner Recent developments include updated DOJ compliance guidance, a continued rise in FCPA proceedings and penalties, and new investigatory approaches in light of the pandemic. 2020 saw many important developments in US white collar enforcement, driven by Administration priorities, business trends and practices, and the realities of COVID-19. The legal and business communities paid particular attention to the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) updated guidance on “Evaluation of…
by Dr. Christoph Baus, Tim Wybitul and Stefan Patzer Recent developments in the area of collective redress will redefine the litigation landscape in Germany and throughout Europe. Mass actions have been on the rise throughout Europe for some time. In 2020, the balance clearly tipped towards a more plaintiff-friendly environment. Most importantly, the EU passed a new directive on representative actions that will implement an EU-wide collective redress regime. Traditional mass actions have spiked,…