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Firm Profile

Latham & Watkins LLP

Firm Profile

New York

  • Profile
  • 885 Third Avenue
  • New York
  • New York
  • USA
  • NY 10022-4834

Firm profile submitted by Latham & Watkins LLP

Chair & Managing Partner: William H Voge
Number of partners worldwide: more than 600
Number of lawyers worldwide: more than 2,200

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 2,200 lawyers, is comprised of 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

Antitrust & Competition:
Latham’s antitrust and competition practice provides integrated service to clients facing issues relating to incountry and cross-border merger clearance and cartel defense. The team offers skills in litigation, government investigations and private antitrust matters.

Latham’s banking practice 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.

Capital Markets:
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.

Energy - 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.

Environmental, Land & Resources:
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.

Intellectual Property Litigation:
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.

Litigation & Trial:
Latham’s litigation practice is renowned for the group’s 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.

Corporate/ M&A:
Latham garners market recognition in the US and around the globe for involvement in cross-border M&A and corporate transactions, handling enterprisetransforming 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.

Private Equity:
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 lawyers 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.

Restructuring, Insolvency & Workouts:
Latham is a leading global adviser in complex corporate insolvencies, restructurings and workouts. A roster of experienced practioners advise debtors, sponsors, creditors and creditors’ committees on some of the most significant and innovative restructurings across a wide range of industries and jurisdictions.

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.

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.

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 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; industrials and manufacturing; information technology; life sciences and pharmaceutical; real estate; REITS and semiconductors.

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International Offices
The firm also has offices in Asia, the Middle East and Europe