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Leading M&A Partner to Join Latham & Watkins in London

February 26, 2020
Arrival of Sam Newhouse adds significant depth to the firm's corporate practice in the City.

Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that Sam Newhouse will join the firm’s London office as a partner in the M&A Practice and Corporate Department. Newhouse regularly advises multinational companies, financial investors and financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds, export credit agencies, and public sector bodies on a variety of complex public and private M&A, joint ventures, divestments, refinancings, and reorganisations.  

“Sam has a stellar track-record advising on market-shaping deals across a number of our core industries,” said Jay Sadanandan, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in London. “His talents play to the firm’s global strengths, and his arrival represents another step-forward for our thriving London practice.”

Highly regarded in his field, Newhouse specialises in advising clients on big-ticket, cross-border transactions across the UK and US, and in emerging markets such as Africa and India. He also has significant experience advising company boards on a range of high-stakes activism, governance, and regulatory matters.

“Sam is one of the standout M&A lawyers of his generation in the City,” said Ed Barnett, Global Vice Chair of Latham’s M&A Practice. “His experience, network and first-rate market reputation will significantly advance our ambitions in London and beyond. We are extremely excited to welcome him to our growing team.”

“We have successfully grown our share of premium M&A work in New York, London, Europe, and Asia in recent years and are well positioned to support clients looking for an outstanding global platform and deal execution in multiple markets,” said David Walker, Global Vice Chair of Latham’s Corporate Department.  “Sam’s arrival marks another significant milestone in the continued growth and success of our practice.”

“Sam’s deep expertise, knowledge, and commercial instincts will be of tremendous value to our blue chip clients around the globe,” added Marc Jaffe, Global Chair of the firm’s Corporate Department. “His arrival will help us to further leverage the firm’s leading finance, capital markets, regulatory and M&A capabilities for enterprise-critical mandates in the world’s major markets.” 

Newhouse joins Latham & Watkins from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. He graduated from Oxford University and completed his LPC at BPP Law School, achieving a Distinction. He qualified as a solicitor of England & Wales in 2005.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins delivers innovative solutions to complex legal and business challenges around the world. From a global platform, our lawyers advise clients on market-shaping transactions, high-stakes litigation and trials, and sophisticated regulatory matters. Latham is one of the world’s largest providers of pro bono services, steadfastly supports initiatives designed to advance diversity within the firm and the legal profession, and is committed to exploring and promoting environmental sustainability.

Notes to Editors

Latham & Watkins operates worldwide as a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware (USA) with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in France, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and as an affiliated partnership conducting the practice in Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in South Korea as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office. Latham & Watkins works in cooperation with the Law Firm of Salman M. Al-Sudairi, a limited liability company, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.