June 25, 2008
Latham & Watkins garnered numerous top-tier rankings in the Chambers US 2008 guide. Latham received a Tier 1 ranking in the US Capital Markets: Debt & Equity and High Yield Products categories, with Chambers citing client feedback that "'[the team] combines the best experience of past transactions with the best knowledge of current developments in the field.'" The guide adds: "In addition to domestic work, clients also value the firm’s presence across Asia and Europe and the attorneys’ handling of high-end cross-border matters." Latham ranked in Tier 1 in Banking & Finance, with the guide describing the group as having "successfully integrated its expertise in banking, high-yield products and leveraged finance, and now provides 'the complete package' to its clients."
Chambers ranked Latham's Life Sciences Practice Group in Tier 1, adding: "This team of top-flight attorneys consists of 'star players who are known and admired across the country .' Engaging in the full range of life sciences work, it earns praise for its 'commercial tenacity and consistently impressive attorneys.'" Latham received a Tier 1 ranking in the US Tax: Corporate & Finance category with Chambers recognizing the group's "'joined-up approach' adopted by the network of offices, whose members are able to provide 'an extremely reliable service and pragmatic advice.'" Chambers ranked Latham's Project Finance Practice Group in Tier 1, with the guide stating: "One of the most respected firms in global project finance…the group combines a phenomenally sophisticated finance capability with worldwide resources and profound knowledge of the energy and infrastructure industries."
Latham also received a number of other top-tier national rankings including in the categories of Corporate/M&A, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Outsourcing, Investment Funds: REITs and Antitrust.