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 2018 and H1 2019, Latham M&A lawyers handled more than US$960 billion in announced mergers and acquisitions transactions worldwide, representing principal entities or financial advisors in more than 800 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

  • Tokyo Partner Named to 40 Under 40 Asia List - October 20, 2019
  • Houston Partner Named 2019 Texas Trailblazer - October 03, 2019
  • Latham Recognized with Five Notable Accolades at the 2019 LMG Life Sciences Awards - September 18, 2019
  • California Tech Work Earns Multiple Accolades - September 16, 2019
  • Tax Department Chair Honored as Influential Woman in Tax Law - September 10, 2019

"Latham is an excellent firm and very well coordinated internally. The lawyers provide extremely good client care, attention and responsiveness across all the international offices: Latham offers its own strong offices in the relevant jurisdictions, and in places it does not have offices it offers strong partner firms that it can influence directly in terms of performance and speed."

– Chambers Global 2019


6th Midstream Oil & Gas Law Conference Webcast – Outbound Investments in the United States: What You Need to Know About CFIUS and FIRRMAPLI’s Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018

Media Coverage

Texas Trailblazers 2019 - Michael E. DillardRising Star: Latham's J. Cory Tull2019 Professional Excellence Awards: On the Rise- Stephen Szalkowski


Tokyo Partner Named to 40 Under 40 Asia ListLatham & Watkins Advises Total in the Expansion of its Strategic Partnership with AdaniLatham & Watkins Launches Foreign Direct Investment Regimes App

Thought Leadership

Spin-offs Unraveled: Complex ‘IPOs’ With a Sophisticated Tax OverlayEnforceability Errors: Avoiding a Common Pitfall in NDAsChina Introduces New Foreign Investment Law

Webcasts & Podcasts

Outbound Investments in the United States: What You Need to Know About CFIUS and FIRRMAKey Considerations for Water Gathering and Disposal Agreements in the Oil and Gas IndustryJoint Ventures in the Oil and Gas Industry - Part II: Upstream Joint Ventures