Latham & Watkins has strong international capabilities in contentious matters, with a reputable litigation and arbitration group in London. It also has a well-reputed team in Germany that regularly advises on complex cross-border disputes. The firm is highly active in antitrust matters and follow-on litigation, including class actions. Latham & Watkins also acts on shareholder disputes and contentious IP mandates.
"It's a very good team to work with," says a source, adding: "They are very practical in accommodating counsel and handle their clients well. They are commercial as well as focused on the legal issues, meaning they are prepared to address the real problems on a case."
One client appreciates the firm's "fine hand in the selection, composition and training of its employees. In addition to excellent academic skills and consistently high consulting services, the team performance is always in the foreground and unpretentious. The excellent cooperation across national borders and the ability to process and explain complex issues with astonishing ease should also be emphasised."
London-based Martin Davies is the global vice-chair of the firm’s litigation and trial department and is a key partner within the firm's European team.