Oliver Felsenstein

  • Partner
  • Eoliver.felsenstein@lw.com
  • Die Welle
  • Reuterweg 20
  • 60323 Frankfurt am Main
  • Germany
  • T +49.69.6062.6590


Oliver Felsenstein is a partner in Latham & Watkins’ Frankfurt office and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He supports German and international clients with navigating complex private equity transactions, including M&A, joint ventures, restructurings, and public to private.

Mr. Felsenstein regularly serves German and international private equity firms handling assets in industries ranging from aviation and healthcare to financial services, and electronics. Because of his work on multi-billion euro transactions over the last 25 years, key industry publications describe Mr. Felsenstein as one of the most influential private equity lawyers globally.


Mr. Felsenstein’s experience includes advising:

  • Bregal on the acquisition of NRW Group and on the acquisition of SHD AG
  • Callaway on the acquisition of Jack Wolfskin
  • Chequers Capital on the acquisition of Spandex Group
  • Clayton Dubilier & Rice on the acquisition of Mauser Group* and the subsequent sale of Mauser Group (€2.2 billion)
  • CVC on the acquisition of the Tipico Group, the US gas business of Linde / Praxair, and an investment in ironSource
  • GetYourGuide on US$484 million financing
  • Hg
    • On the acquisition of P&I, one of the leading European providers of cloud-based HR software, with a transaction volume amounting to €2 billion from Permira, the acquisitions of Transporeon Group, MediFox-Group, Mobility Concept GmbH, MeinAuto GmbH, STP Group, Teufel Lautsprecher Group, and the sale of Qundis
    • On the acquisition and subsequent delisting of P&I Informatik AG, and on the acquisitions and subsequent disposals of FTE, Mondo Minerals, Schenck Process, Hofmann Menue, and Hirschmann Electronics*
  • Hyundai on the acquisition of Sixt SE’s entire shareholding in Sixt Leasing SE, and the voluntary public takeover bid for all remaining shares in Sixt Leasing SE
  • PAI on the sale of FTE*
  • Permira on its investment in FlixMobility GmbH (“Flixbus”)
  • Triton and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) on the acquisition of IFCO
  • Triton
    • On the acquisition of Fertiberia
    • On the acquisition of All4Labels
    • On the acquisition of ROH Holdings
    • On the acquisition of the cathodes, furnace linings, and carbon electrodes division from SGL Group
    • On the acquisition of the Dutch Royal Reesink
    • On the sale of COBEX

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Ranked in Band 1 for Private Equity

“Praised for his experience and strong market presence”
“Lauded for being very pragmatic in his approach and very pleasant with very good business judgement”

Chambers Europe Germany 2020
Bar Qualification
  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)
  • LL.M., University of Miami School of Law, 1991
  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Frankfurt, 1990
  • First German State Exam, University of Freiburg, 1986
  • Financial Institutions
  • German
  • English
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity