Latham & Watkins LLP

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity Department

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What the team is known for Leader in the Texas market, offering extensive knowledge of the energy sector and notable experience in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors. Skilled across all capital markets transactions, with particular strengths in high-yield debt, private placements and IPOs. Boasts a clientele of national and international investment banks, companies and MLPs.

Strengths"Latham & Watkins is consistently top-tier in competency, process outcome and client relationship," says a client, who also praises the team's "knowledge of the latest innovative concepts."

"Latham provides cutting-edge legal advice and partner-level interaction, which I value highly," says another client, who highlights that "the partners have actually shown us ways to save money on legal costs."

A source says: "Latham possesses very broad capital markets expertise and the Texas market benefits from that broad expertise. They have the best practitioners."

Work highlights Acted as underwriter's counsel for Credit Suisse Securities on the tax aspects of Rattler Midstream's $764.7 million IPO.

Notable practitioners

Ryan Maierson is a key contact.