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

  • China Law & Practice Honors Latham’s Dispute Resolution and Corporate Work - September 19, 2018
  • Six Partners Honored as 2018 Rising Stars - July 30, 2018
  • Chicago Corporate Partners Receive Emerging Leaders Award - June 27, 2018
  • Milan Partner Named Private Equity Lawyer of the Year - June 14, 2018
  • Boston Partner Honored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly - May 24, 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

Events

PLI’s Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018 Transaction Advisors M&A Panel PLI Webcast: Understanding the Securities Laws

Media Coverage

Rising Star: Latham's Christopher DrewryLatham Associate Lands Novelis DealBoston Partner Honored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

News

Latham & Watkins Advises CDPQ on the Acquisition of FNZAccomplished Corporate Partner Joins Latham & Watkins in SingaporeLatham & Watkins Adds Further Heft to Transactional Capability in Madrid

Thought Leadership

La Liga Deals Set to Kick-OffPrivate Equity & Blockchain: New Infrastructure or New Asset Class? Cross-border M&A: Putting the Recently Finalized Inversion Regulations into Context

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