Attorney Advertising & Terms of Use

January 10, 2014

I. Conditions of Use

Welcome to the Latham & Watkins LLP ("Latham & Watkins") website (the "Website"). Latham & Watkins operates as a limited liability partnership worldwide with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Singapore and an affiliated partnership conducting the practice in Hong Kong and Japan. By accessing or using the website, you indicate that you have read and understand this Terms of Use Agreement (the "Agreement") and agree to be bound by it. You must accept the terms of the Agreement in order to use the Web site. If you do not understand or have questions about the Agreement, immediately stop all use of the website and contact webmaster@lw.com. This Agreement may periodically change without notice, so you should check the Agreement before every attempt to use the website. When the Agreement is changed, the date of the latest revision will appear at the top of this page.

A.  No Legal Services or Attorney Client Relationship

Although the website may provide information concerning potential legal issues, it is not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. You should not and are not authorized to rely on the website as a source of legal advice. Your use of the website does not create any attorney-client relationship between you and Latham & Watkins.

The website contains electronic contact information for many Latham & Watkins attorneys. The mere act of contacting a Latham & Watkins attorney electronically, however, does not create an attorney-client relationship.  If you wish to become a client of Latham & Watkins, you must contact an appropriate Latham & Watkins attorney, and explicitly negotiate a retention. The website is not an invitation to form an attorney-client relationship.

Unless you have an attorney-client relationship with Latham & Watkins, we are not obliged to keep confidential information you may send us.  Under no circumstances, therefore, should you send confidential information to Latham & Watkins unless you have been authorized to do so by a Latham & Watkins attorney or you have a pre-existing documented attorney-client relationship with Latham & Watkins.

B.  User Conduct

You agree that you will not use the website for any illegal purpose. In addition, you agree that:

1.  you will not harvest, collect, or otherwise use contact information made available on the website for the purpose of sending unsolicited improper communications, including without limitation, unsolicited bulk email (collectively, "spam") and that you will not use any Latham & Watkins communications facility to deliver or attempt to deliver spam

2.  you will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the website or the servers and network associated with the website;

3.  you will not circumvent or attempt to circumvent any security or access control technology implemented on the website, or the servers and network associated with the Website;

4.  you will not use the website in any manner designed to degrade the performance or functioning of the website, including, without limitation, launching Denial-of-Service ("DoS") attacks against the website.

C.  Copyright

Latham & Watkins claims a copyright in its works presented at this website. Latham & Watkins authorizes you to view, copy, download and print Latham & Watkins documents on this website, subject to the following conditions:

  • The documents may be used solely for personal, noncommercial and informational purposes.
  • The documents may not be modified.

The following copyright notice and permission notice must appear in each document: "© Copyright 2013 Latham & Watkins LLP and Affiliates. All rights reserved. Latham & Watkins documents available from this web site are protected by the copyright laws of the United States and international treaties. All use subject to Conditions of Use.

D.  Commercial Use of Latham & Watkins Web Site Materials and Screen Shots

Reproduction, copying or redistribution of materials on the Latham & Watkins website for commercial purposes is prohibited without the express written permission of Latham & Watkins. To obtain permission to copy portions of this site, please send email to webmaster@lw.com and provide the following information in the body of the email:

1.  the Latham & Watkins content you wish to use

2.  where and how it will be used (for example, a book cover, magazine article, a brochure)

3.  where and how copies will be distributed and to what audience

4. how many copies will be produced and distributed

5.  when you intend to publish

6. what other non-Latham & Watkins materials will be associated with the Latham & Watkins content

7. your name, title, company, address, email address and phone number

We will evaluate your request and advise you as soon as possible. Latham & Watkins reserves the right to refuse permission to copy, distribute, broadcast or publish any of its copyrighted material, including text and images on our website.

E.  No Warranties and Limitation of Liability

Information provided on the website is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or noninfringement. Latham & Watkins periodically adds changes, improves or updates the information and documents on the website without notice. Latham & Watkins assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the website. Your use of the website is at your own risk. Under no circumstances and under no legal theory shall Latham & Watkins, its suppliers or any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering the website's contents be liable to you or any other person for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages of any character arising from your access to, or use of, the website.

F.  Links to Third Party Sites

If you use any links on the website to websites not maintained by Latham & Watkins, you will leave Latham & Watkins website. The linked sites are not under the control of Latham & Watkins and Latham & Watkins is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained on a linked site. Latham & Watkins provides these links to you only as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply recommendation, approval or endorsement by Latham & Watkins of the site.

G.  Service Marks - Permitted Use of Latham & Watkins Service Marks

Latham & Watkins service marks identify Latham & Watkins products and services and let the public know the source of those products and services. You may make fair use of our service marks in advertising and promotional materials, and in referencing our products and services (for example, in a magazine article) without our permission, provided you follow standard trademark usage practices and provide proper attribution. Other uses require our written permission. If you are in doubt as to whether you need our permission for a specific type of use, please ask us.

You may not use Latham & Watkins logos or "design" service marks (as opposed to our service marks consisting solely of words) under any circumstances without our prior written authorization.

In addition, you may not use Latham & Watkins service marks, whether design or word marks, in the following ways:

1.  in a non-Latham & Watkins service name or publication title;

2.  in, as, or as part of, your own service or trademarks;

3.  to identify products or services that are not Latham & Watkins';

4.  in a manner likely to cause confusion;

5.  in a manner that implies inaccurately that we sponsor or endorse, or are otherwise connected with, your own activities, products and services;

6.  as hidden or embedded text in web pages in an effort to cause a search of Latham & Watkins marks to result in a hit on a page not maintained by Latham & Watkins in a manner disparaging of Latham & Watkins;

H.  Jurisdiction; Choice of Law

This Agreement and your use of the website shall be governed by the laws of California, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions.

I.   Severability

If any provision of this Agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, such provision shall be severed and all other provisions shall remain in force.

II.  Legal Notices

Latham & Watkins operates worldwide as a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware (USA) with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Singapore and as affiliated partnerships conducting the practice in Hong Kong and Japan. The Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi is Latham & Watkins' associated office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In Qatar, Latham & Watkins LLP is licensed by the Qatar Financial Centre Authority. © Copyright 2013 Latham & Watkins. All Rights Reserved.

Under New York's Code of Professional Responsibility, portions of this website contain attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each representation. Any results portrayed were dependent on the facts of the particular matters and the results will differ if based on different facts. Unless otherwise indicated, attorneys listed on this Web site are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Please direct all inquiries regarding our conduct under New York's Disciplinary Rules to Geoff Burt, Latham & Watkins LLP, 885 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022-4834, Phone: +1.212.906.1200.

Latham & Watkins is an international law firm practicing in jurisdictions around the world and its attorneys are subject to the rules of the jurisdictions in which the firm's offices are located. In addition, the firm's lawyers are subject to the rules of the regulatory body with whom they are admitted. All references on this website to "Latham & Watkins," "Latham" or "the firm" should be read as referring to Latham & Watkins LLP or its affiliated firms or businesses. For legal notices pertaining to the following jurisdictions, please click on the links:

A.  Belgium:

Legal Notice (Pursuant to the Belgian Act of 11 March 2003 on legal aspects of information society services)

Latham & Watkins LLP is a Delaware limited liability partnership and operates as a limited liability partnership worldwide with an affiliate in the United Kingdom, France and Italy, where the practice is conducted through an affiliated multinational partnership. The personal liability of our partners is limited to the extent provided in such laws.

Contact

Brussels
Latham & Watkins
Boulevard du Régent, 43-44
B-1000 Brussels
Belgium
Phone: +32.2.788.6000
Fax: +32.2.788.6060
E-mail: webmaster@lw.com

Representation in Belgium - The Managing Partner of our Brussels office is Jean Paul Poitras, Latham & Watkins, Boulevard du Régent, 43-44 B- 1000 Brussels, Phone: +32.2.788.6209, Fax: +32.2.788.6060, E-mail: jeanpaul.poitras@lw.com.

Bar Admissions

As it is part of an international firm, Latham & Watkins LLP's Brussels office includes both Belgian-qualified lawyers and lawyers from other jurisdictions who are members of the Brussels Bar Lists B or E and/or are members of foreign Bars. The bar admissions of the lawyers of the Brussels office are indicated in his/her biography in the “Find Our People” section of the firm's website.

Professional Codes of Practice

In Belgium, the profession of “avocat/advocaat” (attorney at law) is regulated by the professional code of conduct (Recueil des règles professionnelles/ Codex) applicable to lawyers who are members of or are registered with the Brussels Bar. Rules applicable to members of the Brussels Bar are available through the Brussels Bar Associations at:

www.baliebrussel.be

www.barreaudebruxelles.be

Services provided by the firm

A description of the services provided by the firm can be found here.

Valued Added Tax Identification Number

BE 0544.277.787

B.  Deutschland:

Angaben nach § 5 des Telemediengesetzes und § 2 der Dienstleistungs-Informationspflichten-Verordnung

Latham & Watkins ist weltweit als Partnerschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (Limited Liability Partnership) nach dem Recht des Staates Delaware (USA) tätig, wobei die Niederlassungen in Großbritannien, Frankreich und Italien als LLPs und die Niederlassungen in Hongkong, Japan und Singapur als Partnerschaften angeschlossen sind. Für unsere Praxis in Saudi-Arabien sind wir mit der Kanzlei Salman M. Al-Sudairi assoziiert.

Vertretung in Deutschland

  • Managing Partner unseres Düsseldorfer Büros ist Dr. Thomas Fox, Latham & Watkins LLP, Königsallee 92a, 40212 Düsseldorf, Tel.: +49.211.8828.4600, Fax: +49.211.8828.4699, E-Mail: thomas.fox@lw.com.
  • Managing Partner unseres Frankfurter Büros ist Dr. Dirk Oberbracht, Latham & Watkins LLP, Reuterweg 20, 60323 Frankfurt am Main, Tel.: +49.69.6062.6000, Fax: +49.69.6062.6700, E-Mail: dirk.oberbracht@lw.com.
  • Managing Partner unseres Hamburger Büros ist Dr. Holger Iversen, Latham & Watkins LLP, Warburgstr. 50, 20354 Hamburg, Tel.: +49.40.4140.30, Fax: +49.40.4140.3130, E-Mail: holger.iversen@lw.com.    
  • Managing Partner unseres Münchener Büros ist Dr. Thomas Fox, Latham & Watkins LLP, Maximilianstr. 11, 80539 München, Tel.: +49.89.2080.3.8000, Fax: +49.89.2080.3.8080, E-Mail: thomas.fox@lw.com.

Zulassung zur Anwaltschaft

Soweit nicht anders vermerkt sind alle deutschen Anwältinnen und Anwälte von Latham & Watkins LLP in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland als Rechtsanwalt zugelassen und gehören der örtlichen Rechtsanwaltskammer für das jeweilige Büro an:

Falls deutsche Anwältinnen und Anwälte ebenfalls als Steuerberater praktizieren, so sind sie in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland auch als Steuerberater zugelassen und gehören der örtlichen Steuerberaterkammer für das jeweilige Büro an:   

Berufsrechtliche Regelungen

Rechtsanwälte 

Steuerberater

Umsatzsteuer-Identifikations-Nummer

Die Umsatzsteuer-Identifikations-Nummer nach § 27a des Umsatzsteuergesetzes (UStG) lautet DE223847384.

Berufshaftpflichtversicherung

Latham & Watkins LLP unterhält über Lloyds of London, One Lime Street, London EC3M 7HA, für die bei ihr tätigen Rechtsanwälte und Steuerberater eine weltweit geltende Berufshaftpflichtversicherung.

Um den berufsrechtlichen Anforderungen in Deutschland zu entsprechen, besteht darüber hinaus eine die Tätigkeiten in Deutschland abdeckende Berufshaftpflichtversicherung bei HDI Versicherung AG, Buchholzer Str. 98, 30655 Hannover.

Interessenkonflikte

Die Wahrnehmung widerstreitender Interessen ist Rechtsanwältinnen und Rechtsanwälten aufgrund berufsrechtlicher Regelungen untersagt (§43a Abs. 5 BRAO). Vor Annahme eines Mandates prüft die Sozietät deshalb immer, ob ein Interessenkonflikt vorliegt.

Außergerichtliche Streitschlichtung

Bei Streitigkeiten zwischen Rechtsanwälten und ihren Auftraggebern besteht auf Antrag die Möglichkeit der außergerichtlichen Streitschlichtung bei den jeweils regionalen Rechtsanwaltskammern (gemäß §73 Abs. 2 Nr. 3 i.V.m. §73 Abs. 5 BRAO) oder bei der Schlichtungsstelle der Rechtsanwaltschaft (§191 f. BRAO) bei der Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer, im Internet zu finden über die Webseite der Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer (http://www.brak.de/), E-Mail: schlichtungsstelle@brak.de.

C.  Italy:

Legal Notice (Pursuant to Italian Legislative Decree No 70 of 9 April 2003)

Latham & Watkins is the business name of Latham & Watkins (London) LLP, a registered limited liability partnership organised under the laws of New York and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA No. 203820).  A list of the names of the partners of Latham & Watkins (London) LLP is open to inspection at its principal place of business, 99 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3XF, and such persons are either solicitors, registered foreign lawyers or European lawyers.  We are affiliated with the firm Latham & Watkins LLP, a limited liability partnership organised under the laws of Delaware.

Contact

Milan
Latham & Watkins
Corso Matteotti, 22
Milano 20121
Phone: +39.02.3046.2000
Fax: +39.02.3046.2001
Email: webmaster@lw.com 

Rome
Latham & Watkins
Via Piemonte 38, P5
I-00187 Rome
Phone: +39.02.3046.2000
Fax: +39.02.3046.2001

Representation in Italy

Managing partner of our Milan and Rome offices is Antonio Coletti, Latham & Watkins, Corso Matteotti, 22, Milano 20121, Phone: +39.02.3046.2000, Fax: +39.02.3046.2001, E-mail: antonio.coletti@lw.com.

Bar Admissions

As they are part of an international firm, Latham & Watkins (London) LLP's Italian offices include both Italian-qualified lawyers and lawyers from other jurisdictions who are members of other Bars. Each Italian-qualified attorney and Italian trainee working at Latham & Watkins (London) LLP's Italian offices is registered in Italy with the relevant local “Ordine degli Avvocati” and practices under the title of “avvocato” or “praticante avvocato”, respectively. The bar admission(s) of the lawyers from other jurisdictions is/are indicated in his/her biography in the “Find Our People” section of the firm's website.

Professional Codes of Practice

In Italy, the profession of “avvocato” (attorney at law) is regulated by numerous Italian laws and government decrees, the main provisions of which can be found in Royal Decree Law No 1578/1933. The professional code of conduct (Codice Deontologico Forense) applicable to lawyers who are members of or are registered with an Italian Bar is available at www.consiglionazionaleforense.it.

Services Provided by the Firm

A description of the services provided by the firm can be found here.

Valued Added Tax Identification Number

05831460968

D.  Spain:

Legal Notice pursuant to Spanish E-Commerce Act (Ley 34/2002 de 11 de julio, de servicios de la sociedad de la información y del comercio electrónico)

Latham & Watkins LLP operates in Madrid as a legal entity with income attributions incorporated abroad and with presence in Spain, being the legal entity incorporated abroad a Delaware limited liability partnership, operating worldwide as a limited liability partnership with an affiliate in the United Kingdom and Italy, where the practice is conducted through an affiliated multinational partnership. The personal liability of our partners is limited to the extent provided in such laws.

Contact

Madrid
Latham & Watkins
María de Molina 6, 4th Floor
28006 Madrid
Phone: +34.91.791.5000
Fax: +34.902.882.228
Email: webmaster@lw.com 

Barcelona
Latham & Watkins
Avenida Diagonal 477, 10th Floor
08036 Barcelona
Phone: +34.93.545.5000
Fax: +34.902.882.228

Representation in Spain

Managing partner of our Madrid and Barcelona offices is Mr. José Luis Blanco, Latham & Watkins LLP, María de Molina 6, 4th Floor, 28006 Madrid, Tel.: +34.91.791.5000, Fax: +34.902.882.228, Email: joseluis.blanco@lw.com.

Bar Admissions

Unless otherwise stated, all Spanish lawyers from Latham & Watkins LLP are at least admitted within Spain to practice as lawyers (abogados) and belong to their respective Bar (Colegio de Abogados), not being necessary – under Spanish Laws and for the lawyers (abogados) qualified to practice within Spain – to belong to the local Bar where the professional practice is carried out.

Professional Codes of Practice

In Spain, the profession of “abogado” is regulated by a body of laws.  Those being the most important Professional Codes of Practice are the Estatuto General de la Abogacía Española and the Código Deontológico de la Abogacía Españolaavailable.  To view these body of laws, please click here.

Additionally, each local Bar (Colegio de Abogados) has its local body of laws, being available at their Web pages.

For the Bar of Madrid's body of laws, please click here.

For the Bar of Barcelona's body of laws, please click here.

Services Provided by the Firm

A description of the services provided by the firm can be found here (Madrid office) and here (Barcelona office).

Tax Identification Number

N-4004306-I

E.  United Kingdom:

Legal Notice

Latham & Watkins is the business name of Latham & Watkins (London) LLP, a registered limited liability partnership organised under the laws of New York and authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA No. 203820).  A list of the names of the partners of Latham & Watkins (London) LLP is open to inspection at its principal place of business, 99 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3XF, and such persons are either solicitors, registered foreign lawyers or European lawyers.  We are affiliated with the firm Latham & Watkins LLP, a limited liability partnership organised under the laws of Delaware.

Contact Information

London
Latham & Watkins (London) LLP
99 Bishopsgate
London
EC2M 3XF
Tel.: +44.20.7710.1000
Fax: +44.20.7374.4460
Email: webmaster@lw.com

Office Managing partner for the London office is Nick Cline: Tel +44.20.7710.1087, Fax +44.20.7374.4460, Email nick.cline@lw.com

Service Provider

This internet site is provided by Latham & Watkins LLP.

Professional Rules

Latham & Watkins (London) LLP is authorised and regulated by The Solicitors Regulation Authority ("SRA"). The firm's registration number is 203820.

Information on the regulations of the SRA can be found online on the SRA's Handbook site at http://www.sra.org.uk/handbook/ and a link to the Solicitors' Code of Conduct 2011 (“the Code”) is available from this site. The Handbook and the Code and various other legislative instruments referenced in the Handbook and the Code govern the conduct of the firm.

Further information on the partners and their professional qualifications appears on this site under Attorneys (http://www.lw.com/globaldirectory) a search on London and Partners will provide this information for the London office. Except as stated there, the partners in the London office of Latham & Watkins (London) LLP are all admitted as Solicitors of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Other London partners will be either Registered Foreign Lawyers or US Attorneys admitted to various US State Bars.

A list of the names of all the partners may be inspected at the principal place of business of 99 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3XF.

Professional Liability Insurance

Latham & Watkins (London) LLP is required to hold professional indemnity insurance. In accordance with regulation 8(1)(n) and 8(2) of the Provision of Services Regulation 2009 we can confirm that our professional indemnity insurer is Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe Limited, c/- AON, Limited, 8 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4PL, policy number QB1200277. The insurance coverage is for claims brought against the insured entity wherever arising and is not therefore subject to territorial restriction.

Complaints

Latham & Watkins (London) LLP is committed to high quality advice and client care. If you are in any way dissatisfied with our services, or about your bill, or have any suggestions as to how our service to you could be improved, please contact in the first instance the partner with whom you normally deal. If he or she cannot resolve the matter to your satisfaction please then refer it to the Office Managing Partner (Nicholas Cline), our Deputy Office Managing Partner (Jayanthi Sadanandan) or the Managing Partner of our firm (Bob Dell). Their contact details are available from www.lw.com. We have a procedure in place which details how we handle complaints which is available on request. In addition, if for any reason we are unable to resolve any problem between us, you may be entitled to ask the Legal Ombudsman to consider the complaint. The Legal Ombudsman’s contact details are available through their website at http://www.legalombudsman.org.uk/. For ease of reference their email address is enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk and their phone number is 0300 555 0333. Normally, you will need to bring a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman within six months of receiving a written response from us about your complaint. If your complaint is in relation to our bill then there may also be a right to object to the bill by applying to the court for an assessment of the bill under Part III of the Solicitors Act 1974.

Financial Services Regulation

Latham & Watkins (London) LLP is not authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. However, Latham & Watkins (London) LLP is included on the Register provided by the Financial Conduct Authority so that it can carry on insurance mediation activity, which is broadly the advising on, selling and administration of insurance contracts. This part of our business, including arrangements for complaints or redress if something goes wrong, is regulated by the SRA. The register can be accessed via the Financial Conduct Authority website at www.fca.org.uk/register.

Tax Identification Number

The value added tax identification number is GB 577 4671 93.