Jacob Ahme is an associate in Latham & Watkins' Hamburg office. He practises in the firm’s corporate department, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and general corporate law. Mr Ahme studied law in Göttingen, Münster and Lausanne (Switzerland). In addition, he holds an LLM degree from Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent scholar. He completed his practical legal training at the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg with stages in the corporate department of Latham's Hamburg and Singapore offices. Before his academic studies, Mr Ahme completed a two-year apprenticeship as a certified bank clerk.