The unique rules and procedures that acquirers must consider as they contemplate important strategic investments and acquisitions require the full range of services in bankruptcy proceedings, friendly and hostile takeover transactions and various multi-step acquisitions.
Latham works closely with clients to develop strategies that reduce the costs and time associated with the acquisition of distressed assets. The firm’s lawyers are adept in navigating the bankruptcy court auction process, understanding the role of creditors' committees and the bankruptcy court at each stage of the process. Latham handles solicited and unsolicited acquisition attempts, structure acquisition offers and arrange financing.
In addition to the firm’s transactional acumen, Latham is expert at guiding companies through the maze of regulatory compliance, including competition and antitrust restrictions, US and international securities laws, NASD requirements, taxation issues, employee benefit and ERISA matters, environmental regulations and communications rules.