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 2015, Latham M&A lawyers handled more than US$710 billion in announced mergers and acquisitions transactions worldwide, representing principal entities or financial advisors in more than 430 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

  • Latin America Practice Members Recognized Among Region's Top Lawyers - February 22, 2017
  • Private Equity Practice Wins “Group of the Year” Recognition - February 13, 2017
  • Partners Recognized for Client Service Excellence - February 06, 2017
  • Century City Partners Among Top Hollywood Dealmakers - January 22, 2017
  • Ten Partners Honored as 2016 MVPs - January 04, 2017
Latham & Watkins “finds solutions. Engages foreign colleagues when needed and manages everything really well, getting the right results in a very effective manner.” 

— Chambers Global 2015


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Media Coverage

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Thought Leadership

US Tax Reform: Strategies for Executing Transactions in the Face of UncertaintyUS Tax Reform: Strategies for Executing TransactionsTracking Global Merger Control Changes for 2017

Webcasts & Podcasts

Energy Transactions Lookback & Forecast: A Two-Part Series – Part II: M&AUS Tax Reform: Understanding the Proposals and Executing Transactions in the Face of UncertaintyEnergy M&A: What's Next?