Stephanie Kate Adams

  • Associate
  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom
  • T +44.20.7710.4518


Stephanie Adams is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department. Ms. Adams advises on EU and UK merger control, foreign investment, antitrust, and State aid.  

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Adams worked at a leading international law firm, based in their Brussels office. 


Ms. Adams’ recent representative experience includes advising:  

  • A Swiss Bank on merger control aspects of the combination of its third party investment fund platform with a leading fund solutions provider
  • Thomas Cook Group plc on merger control aspects of its restructuring
  • Foreign investors in relation to a UK merger control review on public interest grounds of their acquisition of certain UK media assets
  • A NASDAQ listed IT company in relation to UK merger control aspects of its acquisition of a European technology company
  • Two private equity houses in relation to merger control aspects of their joint acquisitions of a number of businesses in the online travel sector*
  • A Finnish listed company in relation to merger control aspects of various auction processes and planning of general merger control strategy*
  • A US medical devices company in relation to its acquisition by a US pharmaceutical company, and subsequent litigation of the antitrust covenants in the merger agreement*
  • A number of Chinese SOEs on merger control and foreign investment filings for their acquisitions of high profile European industrial targets*
  • A European chemical company on merger control aspects of its acquisition of US listed chemicals company*
  • A major US corporation on its appeal to the EU General Court of the European Commission’s decision finding illegal State aid* 
  • A Japanese corporation in relation to the European Commission’s investigation into the capacitors cartel, including in relation to an appeal of the fine to the EU General Court*
  • A US technology company in relation to potential abuse of dominance concerns regarding certain of its distribution arrangements

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Thought Leadership

  • COVID-19 - State Aid EU and UK -  May 18, 2020
  • EU State Aid Temporary Framework for COVID-19 — Second Amendment -  May 11, 2020
  • CMA Issues New Guidance on Merger Assessment During COVID-19 Pandemic -  April 28, 2020
  • Competition Law in the Energy Sector: What to Look Out For in 2020 -  March 16, 2020
Bar Qualification
  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law, King's College London, 2018
  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, 2012
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, The College of Law, 2011
  • BA in Modern Languages, University of Bristol, 2010
  • English
  • French
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Litigation & Trial Practice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • EU State Aid