April 01, 2011
Latham & Watkins received more than two dozen Top 10 rankings across a range of corporate and finance categories in The American Lawyer's 2011 Corporate Scorecard, a comprehensive annual review of law firms advising on transactions during the previous year.
The firm made strong showings in the M&A rankings, placing #2 as Counsel to Principals by the number of deals and ranking among the leading firms as Counsel to Investment Advisors by both deal volume and value. In private equity transactions, the firm placed #3 as Counsel to Principals by the number of deals and #2 by their total value.
The firm also excelled in the capital markets categories, including Initial Public Offering (IPO), non-IPO Equity, Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), and High-Yield Debt transactions. In IPOs, Latham ranked #1 as Issuer’s Counsel and #2 as Underwriter’s Counsel by the number of US offerings; in non-IPO Equity offerings, the firm ranked #2 as Underwriter’s Counsel by number of issues and #3 by total value; in REITs, Latham ranked #1 as Issuers Counsel to REIT Debt offerings by both the number of deals and their total value, and placed #2 by the number of REIT Equity offerings as ranked both by Issuer’s Counsel and by Underwriter’s Counsel; and in High-Yield Debt offerings, Latham gained #2 rankings as Underwriter’s Counsel by both the number of deals and their total value, and #3 as Issuer’s Counsel by both the number of deals and their total value.
In addition, the firm’s project finance practice was cited for advising on 40 financings valued at $9.9 billion.