Paul Davies is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department and Africa Practice. He advises on the environmental aspects of corporate transactions in addition to a wide variety of other work, including the management of contaminated land, the insurance of environmental risk, climate change, health and safety, asbestos, and waste management issues.
Mr. Davies has experience in the following areas:
- Environmental health and safety
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Real estate
- Project finance
- Litigation and dispute resolution
Mr. Davies is recognized as a Thought Leader for Environment by Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders 2017-2019, and was the only European lawyer named for the distinction from 2011 to 2017. He is also named a Global Elite Thought Leader for Environment – Global Change by Who’s Who Legal 2019, as well as a Recommended Global Leader for Environment by Who’s Who Legal 2019. He is described by clients in Chambers Global 2018 as “a well-respected practitioner,” and in Chambers UK 2015 as “the most commercial and deal-focused environmental lawyer in London.” Mr. Davies was named among Europe’s Top 10 Innovative Individuals for being “at the forefront for environmental law in Europe and Asia” and actively collaborating with environmental consultancies to “promote knowledge sharing” and to develop innovative products by FT Innovative Lawyers Report 2019.
Who’s Who Legal 2017 notes that “with significant expertise in Chinese environmental law and policy,” Mr. Davies “is a go-to lawyer for transactions in the region.” Clients in Chambers UK 2018 say Mr. Davies “has a deep sector specialism and a truly global mindset” and “is often at the forefront of new trends.”