Latham & Watkins LLP

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity Department

Illinois
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What the team is known for Prominent corporate practice with extensive capabilities in handling the full gamut of corporate matters, including restructurings, acquisitions and sales of both private and public companies. Represents a diverse range of clients from private equity firms to large privately held companies and family offices. Utilizes its strength in takeover defense and the breadth of its international network to advise on complex transactions covering multiple jurisdictions.

Strengths Sources proclaim: "The firm has an outstanding reputation. It always does a great job, it has exceptional people who are competent and capable on all levels."

An interviewee observed: "I find Latham & Watkins teams to work extraordinarily well together."

Work highlights Acted for ZF Friedrichshafen on its $7.3 billion acquisition of WABCO Holdings.

Notable practitioners

Sources value that
Bradley Faris
"brings not just experience, but also practical judgment." He undertakes matters such as acquisitions and joint ventures for clients in sectors including healthcare and aviation.

Clients attest that
Mark Gerstein
"has an incredible ability to be persuasive and to really align everyone's interests," highlighting "the breadth and depth of the knowledge that he maintains." He is a prominent figure in the market who adeptly handles high-value M&A.

Interviewees say of
Michael Pucker
: "For corporate work, he is thorough and thoughtful." He acts on substantial transactional mandates in sectors including hospitality and real estate.