August 29, 2012
Latham & Watkins¹ is pleased to announce that corporate partners Rod Brown and Luke Grubb have relocated to the firm’s Singapore office. Both lawyers were previously based in London.
Brown’s practice focuses on cross-border public and private mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. He has extensive experience in acquisitions and dispositions across a broad array of sectors including energy, pharmaceutical, real estate, financial services, leisure, consumer products and technology. Brown joins a 20-strong M&A practice in Singapore that represents clients on their investments and financing activities across South East Asia and globally.
Grubb’s practice encompasses all forms of commercial technology and intellectual property matters. He has deep expertise on all forms of outsourcing transactions and regularly advises clients on all the commercial and legal aspects of technology procurement, systems development, licensing arrangements and technology joint ventures. Grubb’s transfer to the Singapore office is a significant geographic expansion of the firm’s top ranked London practice. Grubb has developed a substantial practice advising clients in all sectors including for financial institutions, telecommunications, entertainment, media, retail, manufacturing and ecommerce clients.
Stephen McWilliams, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Singapore, said: “We are delighted to announce the arrival of Rod and Luke in the region. Rod’s broad transactional expertise adds further depth to our market-leading M&A and private equity capabilities in South East Asia, while Luke’s wealth of experience advising on complex commercial technology and outsourcing transactions strengthens our offering to clients across the region.”
“Rod and Luke add further heft to our English law corporate practice in the region. They are hard-working, commercially astute and very talented in their respective fields. We are excited by the opportunities to further grow our corporate capability in Asia and Rod and Luke will help us further solidify our market-leading M&A practice in this dynamic region,” commented Singapore-based partner Michael Sturrock, who serves as Vice Chair of the firm’s Global Corporate Department.
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Notes to Editor
1 Latham & Watkins operates as a limited liability partnership worldwide with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in the United Kingdom, France and Italy and affiliated partnerships conducting the practice in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. Latham & Watkins practices in Saudi Arabia in association with the Law Office of Mohammed Al-Sheikh.
Stephen McWilliams, Office Managing Partner, Singapore, +65.6536.1161
Barry McVeigh, Business Development Manager, Singapore, +65.6437.5433