Latham & Watkins has been named ‘Debt Team of the Year’ at the Financial News Awards for Excellence, Legal Services, Europe 2015.
The judges cited an “exceptional” year where the firm advised on some of the largest European finance deals, including the acquisition financing for the sale of SFR to Altice subsidiary Numericable, one of 2014’s largest LBOs and the largest high yield bond issuance on record, and the bridge, bank and bond financing for Onex’s multi-billion dollar acquisition of SIG Combibloc Group AG, one of the largest European buyouts of 2014.
Latham’s debt capital markets practice was highly-praised for advising Credit Suisse and JP Morgan on Iceland’s £950m high-yield bond, one of the “standout debt deals of the year”, as well for its role on high-profile, innovative bond offerings from Seven Energy and B Communications.
The shortlist for the Financial News awards is drawn up by the publication’s editorial team. Winners in each category are decided by an independent panel of industry practitioners.