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 2016, Latham M&A lawyers handled more than US$306 billion in announced mergers and acquisitions transactions worldwide, representing principal entities or financial advisors in more than 460 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

  • Latham Named Energy Practice Group of the Year - February 14, 2018
  • Latham Named Technology Group of the Year - February 08, 2018
  • Latham Named A Private Equity Practice Group of the Year - January 30, 2018
  • M&A and Private Equity Practices Top 2017 League Tables - January 25, 2018
  • Latham Advises on Three Deals of the Year in Latin America - January 17, 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


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

Media Coverage

Technology Group of the Year: Latham & WatkinsPrivate Equity Group of the Year: Latham & WatkinsA Look Ahead: M&A Activity in 2018


Latham & Watkins Adds Talented Corporate Lawyer in SpainLatham Named Energy Practice Group of the YearLatham Advises Platinum Equity on $1.3 Billion Acquisition of Wyndham Worldwide's European Vacation Rental Business

Thought Leadership

The Recent Resurgence of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies Congress Passes Tax Reform Legislation, Implementation ImminentIncreased Flex in European Leveraged Loans Requires Care by PE Firms

Webcasts & Podcasts

Navigating Tax Reform: A Plain English Discussion of Financing, M&A Transaction, and Disclosure Issues SPACs: The New Player in Energy M&AAchieving Successful Outcomes as a Non-US Company Investing in or Acquiring Technology Companies in Silicon Valley