Latham & Watkins LLP

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Chair and Managing Partner: Richard M. Trobman
Number of partners worldwide: More than 800
Number of lawyers worldwide: More than 3,000

Firm Overview:
Latham & Watkins offers clients across the globe innovative legal services and solutions to their most com- plex business issues and disputes. Clients rely on Latham for robust transactional, corporate, litigation, and regulatory advice and representation. Since 1934, the firm has expanded into a global legal powerhouse, a ‘one firm’ firm embodying a culture of collaboration. Today, more than 3,000 Latham lawyers in more than 29 offices in the world’s major financial centres deliver seamless, top quality client service.

Main Areas of Practice:

Antitrust/Competition:
Latham’s antitrust and competition team provides integrated service to clients facing issues related to domestic and cross-border merger clearance, state aid controversies, cartel defense, and rapidly changing competition issues in the EU and beyond. The team offers unrivalled skill in litigation, government investigations, and private antitrust matters in diverse industry sectors.

Banking:
Latham’s banking lawyers represent commercial banks, investment banks, direct lenders, and other financial institutions in their capacities as agents, arrangers, and lenders, as well as corporate borrowers and private equity firms, in structuring and executing the most complex financings across industries and around the globe.

Capital Markets:
Latham’s highly regarded global capital markets practice represents issuers, investment banks, and private equity sponsors of all sizes in a broad array of equity and debt securities offerings, from the standard to the most innovative and complex.

Corporate/M&A:
The firm has consistently garnered global recogni- tion for its involvement in many of the most important cross-border M&A transactions, handling numerous deals for a variety of high-profile clients. Latham’s cross-functional, industry-specific experience provides clients with diverse resources and knowledge. Whether a transaction is opportunistic or enterprise transformational, local or global and cross-border, Latham’s teams scale accordingly to flexibly partner with clients across the world. The firm also provides representation and day-to-day advice to clients on corporate governance and compliance issues.

Restructuring & Special Situations:
Latham’s Restructuring & Special Situations team advises the full array of stakeholders involved with financially distressed businesses, including debtors and issuers of both public and private securities, all types of creditors, equity holders, new investors, boards of directors, and senior management teams.

Intellectual Property Litigation:
The firm leverages a wealth of intellectual property experience, resources, and global geographic reach to assist clients across the full range of disputes, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets, and in every type of forum. Latham’s intellectual property litigation lawyers draw on significant experience in intellectual property litigation counseling, and transactions.

Tax:
Latham regularly advises multinationals on international tax matters of all types, including planning, structuring inbound and outbound transactions, and handling international tax controversies before the US Internal Revenue Service, EU tribunals, and tax authorities in France, Germany, Spain, and the UK. The group also carries out tax planning involving transfer pricing and tax credits for clients from a broad spectrum of industries.

Litigation & Trial/International Arbitration:
The firm’s internationally recognised litigation and trial and international arbitration practices handle multijurisdictional commercial disputes, class actions, white collar and government investigations, mass actions and securities controversies. Additionally, Latham’s international arbitration practice has established a strong record of successfully represent- ing corporations, state-owned entities, and states in a variety of international disputes.

Private Equity:
Latham’s private equity practice advises PE sponsors and their portfolio companies on the full PE life cycle, including investments, deal structuring, and financing, as well as exit strategies. The team understands the nuances of the most sophisticated deals and can guide clients through complex global regulatory environments. Some of the world’s largest PE firms, middle market PE investors, energy funds, infrastructure funds, and sovereign wealth funds turn to Latham for legal advice.

Project Development & Finance:
Latham’s Project Development and Finance team has the global presence and breadth of experience to service multiple customers and obtain financing from financial institutions worldwide. The team advises many of the world’s largest renewable energy, oil and gas, electric energy, infrastructure and telecommunications developers, sponsors, investors and financiers through all aspects of a project’s development, financing, and operation.

Technology Transactions:
Latham’s technology transactions lawyers help clients negotiate ground-breaking, strategically important technology deals, alliances, and collaborations in all industries. Latham is a market leader, known for facilitating unique, “never-been-done” transactions and delivering innovative legal solutions. The team has deep expertise in cutting-edge technology, helping clients integrate disruptive technologies into their business and advising them on the complex IP, IT, data and commercial challenges that accompany innovation.

Data Privacy & Security:
Latham’ collaborative team of data privacy and security experts are well-equipped to provide the full suite of transactional and compliance advice, as well as investigative, regulatory and litigation advice for the most challenging and sophisticated privacy and data security matters around the world.

International Work:
The firm advises clients on the international aspects of high-profile and enterprise-transforming matters. Latham’s deep experience in global financial, business, and regulatory centres positions the firm well to respond to clients’ complex, multijurisdictional deals and high-stakes, bet-the-company disputes. Across jurisdictions, practices, and industries, the firm focuses on collaborating, drawing upon deep subject matter knowledge and maintaining the firm’s tradition of creative and commercial counsel to ensure clients succeed.

Clients:
With clients in more than 75 countries, Latham lawyers are immersed in the issues that affect clients’ enterprises, in numerous industries, including, Energy & Infrastructure, Entertainment, Sports & Media, Financial Institutions, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Retail & Consumer Products, and Technology. For further information on our industry expertise, please visit lw.com/industries.

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Competition: EU
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Arbitration (International)
Band 3
Banking & Finance
Band 1
Capital Markets: Debt
Band 2
Capital Markets: Equity
Band 2
Corporate/M&A
Band 2

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Belgium

Competition/European Law: State Aid


Elisabetta Righini
Band 3

Competition: EU


Javier Ruiz Calzado
Band 5
Lars Kjølbye
Band 2
Luca Crocco
Band 5
Sven Völcker
Band 1
Europe-wide

Arbitration (International)


Fernando Mantilla-Serrano
Band 2

Top Ranked Lawyers

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Ulrich WuermelingTMT: Data Protection
Band 1
Alexandra HagelükenBanking & Finance
Pedro de RojasBanking & Finance
Xavier FardeBanking & Finance
Rüdiger MalaunCapital Markets: Debt
Antonio ColettiCapital Markets: Equity
Oliver SeilerCapital Markets: Equity
Jacques-Philippe GuntherCompetition/European Law
Oliver FelsensteinPrivate Equity
Frank GrellRestructuring/Insolvency
Pedro de RojasRestructuring/Insolvency: Restructuring
Tim WybitulTMT: Data Protection
Band 2
Fernando Mantilla-SerranoArbitration (International)
Jeffrey H LawlisCapital Markets: Debt
Tim WybitulCompliance
Stefano SciollaCorporate/M&A
Sebastian Seelmann-EggebertDispute Resolution: Arbitration Counsel

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USA

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