11 February 2015
Latham& Watkins’ Banking Practice achieved the #1 overall ranking by number of deals — covering leveraged and acquisition financings for lenders and borrowers — in the year-end 2014 Thomson Reuters LPC US Syndicated Loan Survey, which credited the firm for advising on 272 deals during the year valued at US$186.7 billion. In total, Latham was awarded 16 “top 3” rankings across 18 categories and ranked in the “top 3” by deal count in every category, a performance unmatched among law firms in the 2014 results. For the third consecutive year, Latham secured the #1 ranking for overall representation in acquisition finance by number of deals and also moved into the #1 position in overall leveraged financing by number of deals. In addition, the firm ranked strongly in advising borrowers and lenders; for example, Latham maintained #2 rankings on the borrower side for overall issuance by both number of deals and by value, and also ranked #2 for overall lender-side activity by number of deals.