March 28, 2012
Latham & Watkins’ European high yield practice was twice-honoured at the 2012 International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Europe Awards. Naming Latham the “High Yield Team of the Year”, IFLR said: “Latham & Watkins’ strong depth of resources was mirrored by the number of quality deals it advised on in 2011.” Latham also advised on the Kabel BW deal which won “High Yield Deal of the Year”. A cross-border team led out of the London and Munich offices advised the initial purchasers on the award-winning transaction. IFLR said: “Kabel BW’s transaction has a number of novel characteristics that make it unique in the high yield sphere.” The pre-eminence of Latham’s European high yield practice was further underlined by the fact that the firm worked on another deal – Priory – which was also shortlisted for the “High Yield Deal of the Year” award.