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Latham & Watkins LLP

Energy & Natural Resources (International Firms)

1 ranked lawyersBand 2ChinaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Well-reputed oil and gas practice with an enviable track record of working on high-profile M&A transactions and sale and purchase agreements. Regularly advises on major acquisitions and investments in wind and solar projects, LNG projects, and metal and coal mining. Draws on resources across the Asia-Pacific region to advise on substantial outbound investments in Russia, Africa and the USA.

Strengths

The firm receives widespread praise in the market. A client expresses satisfaction with the firm's case handling, stating: "They listed the high-level risk points and made specific suggestions for each point according to their past experience."

Another client highlights: "Latham stands out because of the team members' business acumen and their ability to navigate complex regulatory regimes to prevent risk."

Notable practitioners

David Blumental receives widespread recognition in the market. A client describes him as being "a guru for energy work," while another interviewee highlights: "He is a great client-oriented lawyer who always understands our business goals and difficulties, and patiently helped communicate between our team and the rest of Latham's team."

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David M Blumental
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