Mergers & Acquisitions

The M&A Practice advises on transactions worldwide, offering clients the resources of a global firm, while maintaining an on-the-ground understanding of substantive legal matters, local markets and industry-specific issues.

Why Latham

Assisting Clients as They Face the Challenges of Global M&A

In 2017, Latham M&A lawyers handled more than US$388 billion in announced mergers and acquisitions transactions worldwide, representing principal entities or financial advisors in more than 500 public and private transactions.

Latham M&A lawyers are experienced in acquisitions and dispositions in a wide range of industries, including those that are highly regulated. The firm’s industry acumen is broad and deep, and reflects the strengths of Latham’s M&A Practice as a whole, as well as the firm’s leading corporate finance, regulatory, and controversy practices.

The firm’s M&A clients include:

  • Public and private companies, ranging from Fortune 100 and multinational corporations to emerging companies
  • Private equity and other financial sponsors, including venture capital and sovereign wealth funds
  • Boards of directors and their special committees
  • Financial advisors
Comprehensive Expertise

The firm’s M&A lawyers participate in transactions in virtually every part of the world. By leveraging the full capabilities of Latham’s offices worldwide, the Latham M&A lawyers handle effectively even the most complex, cross-jurisdictional deals. 

The firm’s lawyers participate in all types of M&A transactions on a global basis, including:

The firm has vast experience representing companies in negotiated and contested M&A matters in a wide variety of contexts, including competitive auctions, exclusive transactions, club deals, carve-outs, and joint ventures.

A key component of the firm’s company M&A Practice is its broad understanding of the corporate governance aspects of transactions. Latham's M&A corporate and litigation teams effectively counsel boards of directors in difficult and sensitive situations, with particular expertise providing defense advice to public companies.

Awards & Rankings

  • Entertainment, Sports & Media Team Earns Multiple Dealmakers Recognitions - December 10, 2018
  • Latham Named International Law Firm of the Year - November 29, 2018
  • Five Partners Receive 2018 MVP Recognition from Law360 - November 25, 2018
  • Stefano Sciolla Again Named Among 50 Best Italian Lawyers - November 11, 2018
  • Global Chairs Honored as Los Angeles Leaders in Law - November 01, 2018

“When we do higher-value deals they seem to be the firm we go to. The deals of significant importance  real deals, big deals and important deals  they do a great job on those.”  

– Chambers USA 2017


Association for Corporate Growth Houston's Deal of the Year Award Ceremony PLI’s Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018 Transaction Advisors M&A Panel

Media Coverage

Top Dealmakers of 2018: Robert HaymerPrivate Equity MVP: Latham & Watkins' David DantzicLondon Partner Honored as Private Equity Rising Star


Latham Advises Independent Directors of the Board of First Data Corporation in Merger with FiservLatham & Watkins Adds M&A Partner to Expanding Practice in New YorkLatham Advises DXC Technology Company on Acquisition of Luxoft Holding, Inc

Thought Leadership

Italian Football Ready to Re-Join Financial Elite Big Deals Boost Spanish M&A Universal Proxies: What Companies Need to Know Now

Webcasts & Podcasts

Joint Ventures in the Oil and Gas Industry - Part II: Upstream Joint VenturesJoint Ventures in the Oil and Gas Industry - Part I: Midstream Joint VenturesNavigating Tax Reform: A Plain English Discussion of Financing, M&A Transaction, and Disclosure Issues