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Latham & Watkins LLP

Capital Markets: Structured Finance, Securitisation & Derivatives

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What the team is known for

Expert team that contains practitioners able to handle a wide range of products, from OTC and exchange-traded derivatives to credit and equity-linked notes. Standout international strength across the continents makes Latham & Watkins a popular choice for complex cross-border mandates. Broad client base ranges from private equity firms to international banks, among others.

Strengths

"They help us think of transactions and risk in the right way, they are good with with US securities law aspects as they combine their UK and US expertise, and they bring in expertise on other things, like insolvency," according to clients, who characterise Latham as "a 360-degree law firm."

Sources highlight that the lawyers are "highly commercial, work very hard, have very high levels of EQ and are great fun to work with."

Notable practitioners

Dean Naumowicz is well known for his derivatives expertise, with the ability to tackle high-profile equity-linked transactions. He has a strong investor-side practice, with clients including global banks.
"He is brilliant technically, emotionally and in terms of his work ethic."

Sanjev Warna-kula-suriya has a broad capital markets practice, with an in-depth understanding of structured offerings such as equity-linked notes and synthetic risk transfers.
"He is a very experienced practitioner and he is very well regarded." "He leads us in the right direction in order to overcome challenges."

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Capital Markets: Derivatives


Dean Naumowicz
Band 3

Capital Markets: Structured Finance


Sanjev Warna-kula-suriya
Band 2