- Managing Partner: Robert M Dell
- Number of partners worldwide: more than 600
- Number of other lawyers worldwide: more than 1,400
Latham & Watkins is a leading global law firm serving multinational companies, start-ups, investment banks, private equity funds, venture capital firms, sovereign wealth funds, governments and other organizations from its 31 offices across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the US. The firm is internationally recognized for its practices, and has received recognition for its handling of landmark matters. Latham offers unrivalled legal and strategic thinking to provide clients with innovative solutions to complex business and legal matters.
Main Areas of Practice:
Latham’s Antitrust and Competition team provides integrated service to clients facing issues relating to in-country and cross-border merger clearance and cartel defense. The team offers skill in litigation, government investigations and private antitrust matters.
Latham’s Banking Group handles financing and funding transactions for lenders, borrowers and purchasers. The firm represents market-leading financial institutions and financial services providers, including banks, commercial finance lenders, leasing concerns, funds and insurance companies.
Latham represents corporate and partnership issuers, underwriters, placement agents and initial purchasers in hundreds of offerings of equity, equity-linked and debt securities for US and international clients.
Latham garners market recognition in the US and around the globe for its involvement in cross-border M&A and corporate transactions, handling enterprise-transforming deals for a wide range of clients. The firm provides clients with unique resources and expertise when executing complex, mulitjursidictional transactions, and day to day advice on corporate governance and compliance issues.
This multijurisdictional and multidisciplinary group has expertise is all aspects of the climate change landscape, including clean technology and clean energy development, greenhouse gas trading mitigation and global carbon dioxide trading markets.
The firm advises clients who are market leaders in traditional and renewable power generation and transmission, oil and gas transportation, power and oil and gas marketing, oil and gas exploration, and production and refining.
Latham has one of the most respected environmental and resources practices in the US, with experience in all aspects of environmental, energy, land use and natural resource law. Latham lawyers have been at the forefront of the most significant environmental and resource litigation and regulatory developments.
Latham is a leading global adviser in complex corporate insolvencies, restructurings and workouts. A roster of experienced practioners advise debtors, sponsors, creditors and creditor’s committees on some of the most significant and innovative restructurings across a wide range of industries and jurisdictions. Intellectual Property: Latham’s intellectual property experience, resources and geographic reach combine to assist clients as they acquire, manage, license, develop and defend their intellectual property rights in all forms. The firm has significant experience in intellectual property counseling, transactions and litigation.
Latham’s renowned litigation practice is known for its ability to try complex cases with multibillion dollar exposures, and is frequently retained in the late stages of litigation to do just that. Latham provides sound preventative advice and effective crisis management. The team has the US and global footprint and cross-disciplinary and multijurisdictional expertise that clients require.
Latham advises on investments, deal structuring and financing, as well as exit strategies for large and middle market private equity funds and their portfolio companies. The group is fully integrated with attorneys specializing in competition, executive compensation, tax and employee benefits covering numerous sectors.
Project Development & Finance:
The firm’s global team of project finance lawyers has the knowledge and experience to advise on structuring, documenting and negotiating a vast array of development and financing agreements, as well as the related issues, from commercial, energy and environmental issues to tax, banking and real estate law.
Latham lawyers regularly handle tax matters of all types, including planning for multinational corporations, structuring inbound and outbound business and real estate investments or handling tax controversies before the US IRS and other tax authorities. The group also carries out specialized tax planning related to complex transactions.
Supreme Court & Appellate:
The internationally renowned lawyers of Latham’s Appellate practice handle a variety of cases before the US Supreme Court, US federal circuits and state appellate courts. White Collar Defense & Investigations: Many of Latham’s team have previous prosecutorial experience, enabling them to secure the best possible outcome for clients facing civil and criminal investigations, and in compliance matters.
With clients in more than 75 countries, Latham lawyers are immersed in the issues that affect its clients’ enterprises, in numerous industries including: aerospace and defense; cleantech; communications; energy, in particular in the oil, gas and power sectors; financial institutions; healthcare; hospitality and gaming; information technology; life sciences and pharmaceutical; real estate; REITS and semiconductors.
Latham advises clients on the international aspects of high profile and enterprise-transforming matters. At the heart of the firm is its collaborative approach; across jurisdictions, practices and industries, the firm draws upon its deep subject matter expertise, its abiding commitment to teamwork and its tradition of providing creative counsel and strategic commercial thinking.
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The firm also has offices in Asia, the Middle East and Europe