Chairman & Managing Partner: Richard M. Trobman
Number of lawyers: More than 2,600
Asia Pacific Offices: China (Beijing, Shanghai), Japan (Tokyo), Singapore, South Korea (Seoul)
Europe Offices: Belgium (Brussels), France (Paris), Germany (Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich), Italy (Milan, Rome), Russia (Moscow), Spain (Madrid), UK (London)
Middle East Offices: Saudi Arabia (Riyadh), United Arab Emirates (Dubai)
US Offices: Boston, Century City, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Washington, DC
Languages:English, Hindi, Bahasa Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Mandarin, Punjabi, Russian, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Kannada, and other Chinese dialects
Latham & Watkins is a leading global law firm serving multinational companies, investment banks, private equity funds, venture capital firms, start-ups, sovereign wealth funds, governments and other organisations from its 30 offices across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the US. The firm is internationally renowned for its practices, having received considerable market recognition for its handling of landmark matters. Latham lawyers offer innovative solutions to complex business and legal matters. With clients in more than 75 countries and spanning numerous industry sectors, Latham lawyers are immersed in the legal, business and regulatory issues that affect its clients’ enterprises.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Leveraged Finance
Data Privacy & Security Derivatives
Technology, Media & Commercials
Project Development & Finance
Restructuring, Insolvency & Workouts
Structured Finance & Securitisation
White Collar Defence & Investigations
Latham & Watkins’ antitrust and competition lawyers in Asia work closely with lawyers worldwide to provide integrated service to clients on global compliance, crossborder merger clearance, and the local and international dimensions of competition and investigative matters in Asia.
The Asia banking practice represents many of the most active regional and international banks, borrowers, financial advisors, hedge funds, leasing companies, sponsors and syndicates in acquisition finance, aircraft finance, structured and leveraged finance, and restructuring work.
Representing clients in all of the major Asian markets, including China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, Latham & Watkins’ capital markets practice is experienced in the full spectrum of debt and equity offerings from initial public offerings and Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings to private placements, debt/equity swaps and high yield transactions.
The corporate and M&A practitioners of Latham & Watkins in Asia have been advising clients in the region for more than two decades, representing them in cross-border transactions across multiple industries including the energy and power, financial services, mining and metals, retail and consumer products, Internet and digital media and telecommunications and media sectors.
The award-winning energy practice in Asia handles the full array of energy-related M&A, private equity, capital markets, project finance, regulatory, tax, environmental and litigation matters in the oil and gas, power and renewable energy sectors.
Latham & Watkins’ litigation and dispute resolution practice has a strong record representing corporations, state-owned entities and states in a variety of international disputes.
Project Development & Finance:
The project finance and development lawyers in Asia have advised clients on numerous award-winning projects throughout the region. Their experience in representing commercial banks, export credit agencies and other financial institutions, sponsors, project companies and government institutions involved in large-scale project developments and financings extends from India to Vietnam and from Singapore to Japan. Latham practitioners are also well versed in the commercial, tax, energy and environmental issues associated with such complex projects.
Technology, Media & Commercial:
Latham & Watkins’ technology transactions and outsourcing practice in Asia advises clients in all forms of outsourcing transactions across a range of industries.
Chairman & Managing Partner:
William H Voge
Number of partners:
More than 600
Number of lawyers:
More than 2,400
Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, among others
Latham & Watkins has offices in Barcelona, Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Century City, Chicago, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Riyadh, San Diego, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Tokyo, Washington, DC.
For more information about Latham & Watkins’ offices in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States, please visit www.lw.com.
Latham & Watkins is committed to helping clients achieve their business goals and providing outstanding legal services around the world. The firm’s global platform, with more than 2,400 lawyers, is a single, integrated partnership focused on providing the most collaborative approach to client service.
The lawyers of Latham & Watkins offer:
■ Deep experience in successful enterprise-transforming transactions and in defending bet-the-company controversies
■ A solutions-based approach, providing innovative and sound commercial advice
■ Optimally sized teams underpinned by a long-standing culture geared toward establishing and nurturing long-term client relationships
Main Areas of Practice: Antitrust & Competition:
■ Provides integrated service to clients facing issues relating to in-country and cross-border merger clearance, government investigations, private antitrust matters, state aid controversies, cartel defence and rapidly changing competition issues around the world
■ Represents financial institutions, including banks, commercial finance lenders, leasing concerns, funds and insurance companies, in their most sophisticated financing and funding transactions for lenders, borrowers and purchasers
■ Represents corporate and partnership issuers, underwriters, placement agents and initial purchasers in hundreds of offerings of equity, equity-linked and debt securities globally
Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions:
■ Draws on in-depth, industry-specific experience to represent clients, the corporate and mergers and acquisitions practitioners of Latham & Watkins represent clients in complex cross-border transactions and provide day-to-day advice on corporate governance and compliance issues
Oil & Gas/Power
■ Handles a panoply of energy-related M&A, private equity, capital markets, project finance, regulatory, tax, environmental and litigation matters in the oil and gas, power and renewable energy sectors
Restructuring, Insolvency & Workouts:
■ Experienced practioners advise debtors, sponsors, creditors and creditor’s committees on some of the most significant and innovative global restructurings across borders, industries and jurisdictions
Intellectual Property Litigation:
■ Helps clients shape their IP strategies, whether through litigation and trial, settlements, licensing agreements or other IP business arrangements
International / Transactional Tax:
■ Regularly handles international tax matters of all types, including planning for multinationals, structuring inbound and outbound transactions and handling international tax controversies, in addition to specialised tax planning for clients in a variety of industries
Litigation & Trial:
■ Building on a strong track record, representing corporations, state-owned enterprises and states in a variety of international and multijurisdictional disputes, including; commercial disputes, class and mass actions, white collar defence and government investigations, mass torts and securities controversies
■ Advises on investments, deal structuring and financing, as well as exit strategies for large and middle market private equity funds and their portfolio companies globally. The group also represents infrastructure funds and sovereign wealth funds in a variety of transactions
Project Development & Finance:
■ Advises clients on structuring, documenting and negotiating a vast array of development and financing agreements, as well as on the issues associated with such complex projects, from commercial, energy and environmental to tax, banking and real estate law
White-Collar Defence & Investigations:
■ Provides integrated service to clients facing civil and criminal investigations. Latham lawyers, many with previous prosecutorial experience, work to secure the best possible outcome for clients - either negotiating pre-trial resolution of charges or vigorously defending against them at trial Org