Future Leader Litigation - Non Partners (Germany)

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Stefan Bartz

Frankfurt | Hamburg
  • Die Welle
  • Reuterweg 20
  • 60323 Frankfurt am Main
  • Germany

Dr. Stefan Bartz is a counsel in Latham & Watkins' Frankfurt and Hamburg offices and a member of the firm's Litigation & Trial Department and the White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice.

Mr. Bartz has significant experience:

  • Conducting internal investigations
  • Representing clients before government enforcement agencies
  • Implementing and developing compliance management systems and risk mitigation measures
  • Conducting compliance due diligence in connection with M&A transactions

He primarily advises clients on internal investigations (white collar investigations) and preventive compliance matters. He regularly provides compliance support in private equity and M&A deals.

Dr. Bartz holds a PhD in criminal and data protection law and regularly publishes on white collar and enforcement issues, particularly with reference to US law.

Mr. Bartz's experience includes advising:

  • A Swiss bank in relation to inquiries by US regulators, including the DOJ, SEC, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and New York State Department of Financial Services
  • An individual in a DOJ investigation in relation to emission controversy in the automotive industry
  • Several individuals of leading German corporations on FCPA investigations by the DOJ
  • The seller of one of world's largest solar companies in post-M&A DIS arbitration
  • Scottish Widows Limited in connection with the alleged misselling of insurance policies 
  • Kaffee Partner Holding AG in a series of competition-related claims against a competitor
  • Daimler AG and Toll Collect GmbH in ad hoc proceedings against the German Federal Government regarding the “Toll Collect” project
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