Latham Named M&A Practice Group of the Year

December 2, 2020
Firm honored for advising on some of the biggest market-pacing deals of 2020.

Latham & Watkins has received recognition as Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group of the Year from Law360, which highlighted the firm’s work to “represent clients on some of the biggest deals of 2020.”

In a feature article, Law360 noted that 2020 has been “a particularly good year for Latham as it was ranked first in the world for its work on mergers and acquisitions by value and worked on 315 deals in just the first three quarters of the year, according to data from Mergermarket.”

In particular, Law360 highlighted Latham’s representation of NVIDIA in its US$40 billion acquisition of Arm Limited, the largest semiconductor industry deal in history, advice to Aon plc in its US$80 billion combination with Willis Towers Watson, and counsel to Siemens Healthineers AG in its US$16.4 billion purchase of Varian Medical Systems Inc.

"It really is a tribute to the strength of our global team, not only in M&A, but also in all the associated practice groups that are necessary to work on a deal like any of those," Luke Bergstrom, Global Vice Chair of the firm’s M&A Practice Group, told Law360.