Firm / Organisation

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Chairman & Managing Partner: Richard M. Trobman
Number of partners: More than 600
Number of lawyers: More than 2,600
Languages: Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Among Others
International Offices: Latham & Watkins has offices in 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.

Firm Overview:
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 2,600 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.

Banking:
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.

Capital Markets:
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.

Private Equity:
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.

Members

Chairman & Managing Partner:

William H Voge

Number of partners:

More than 600

Number of lawyers:

More than 2,400

Languages:

Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, among others

Offices:

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.

Firm Overview:

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

Banking:

■ 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

Capital Markets:

■ 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

Private Equity:

■ 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