Dr. Harald Selzner is a partner in the Corporate Department in the Düsseldorf office of Latham & Watkins and Co-chair of the Global M&A Practice. He has extensive experience in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, including corporate restructurings, public takeovers, private equity transactions, carve-outs, minority investments and joint venture transactions.
He has advised clients such as Allianz, Daimler, E.ON, the German Federal Government, IPIC, Novartis and Siemens on some of their most significant transactions.
Mr. Selzner is “recommended” for M&A and Corporate Law in JUVE 2015/2016 in which clients emphasize his “constructive negotiations”. Other sources describe him as having an “extremely quick grasp”, “one of the top M&A lawyers” and “a strong negotiator, flexible and resilient” (JUVE 2012/2013). Chambers Europe 2015 ranks Mr. Selzner in Band 1 for Corporate/M&A in Germany and highlights that “Harald Selzner is sought out by a number of DAX 30 clients due to his reputation as an accomplished deal maker.” In Chambers Europe Germany 2014, interviewees describe Harald Selzner as “really good − a smart guy and someone I like to do business with because he is frank, open and direct. Working with him is always a pleasure.” In addition, Mr. Selzner has been recognized and recommended as a leading lawyer for mergers and acquisitions in Germany by IFLR1000, WiWo, Handelsblatt, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and Kanzleimonitor.de.
Mr. Selzner was a member of the Adam Opel Task Force instituted by the German Federal Government. He is a member of the German Corporate Law Association (VGR), the German-American Lawyer’s Association (DAJV), the mentoring program of Bucerius Law School and an alumni of Harvard Law School Executive Education.