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

  • 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
  • Latham & Watkins Advises on 11 Groundbreaking Deals in Asia - May 23, 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

Latham Associate Lands Novelis DealBoston Partner Honored by Massachusetts Lawyers WeeklyTop Women Lawyers 2018: Judith Hasko

News

Latham & Watkins to Add Two High Profile Partners in LondonLatham & Watkins Advises HKBN Ltd. on the Acquisition of WTT Holding CorpLatham Advises KAAC in Agreement to Create Altus Midstream Company

Thought Leadership

Can Private Equity Buyers Be Suitable Purchasers of Divested Assets for Antitrust Regulators? Corporates Reorganize Amid M&A BoomFive Legal Questions for Start-Ups

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