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  As its rivals downsize in Germany, Latham & Watkins is in hiring mode. The firm is targeting premium M&A work in a bid to catch up with key rivals by 2020, says country head Oliver Felsenstein, formerly global co-head of private equity at Clifford Chance (CC).

“In three years’ time we want to be viewed at least on a par with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Hengeler Mueller. These firms have traditionally had strong reputations in strategic M&A, but we have invested and continue to win market share.”

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Anna Ward

Anna Ward is City editor at Legal Week. She joined the title in January 2015 after spending three years with energy information provider Platts. She writes news and features about a number of leading UK and US law firms, as well as covering the Middle East and private equity.

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