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Experienced Structured Finance Partner to Join Latham & Watkins in London

August 5, 2021
Arrival of Alex Martin adds further depth to the firm’s leading European practice.

Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that Alex Martin will join the firm’s London office as a partner in the Structured Finance Practice. His practice focuses on advising investment funds, financial institutions, and asset managers on a variety of complex structured finance transactions and structured products, with particular focus on collateralized loan obligation transactions (CLOs) and performing and non-performing debt portfolio acquisitions.

“Alex is an outstanding lawyer who is widely regarded for his work on cutting-edge domestic and cross-border transactions,” said Stephen Kensell, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in London. “His arrival adds further depth to our preeminent London and European practice, and we are delighted to welcome him to the firm.”

Martin regularly advises on complex financings across a variety of asset classes, with a particular focus on structuring bespoke solutions for the leading private capital providers and asset managers in the market.

“Alex is one of the market’s brightest talents and he brings deep technical knowledge and extensive connections that complement the firm’s existing high yield, leveraged finance, project finance, restructuring, and real estate finance capabilities in London,” adds Mo Nurmohamed, Co-Chair of the firm’s Finance Department in London. “Latham is uniquely placed to offer truly bespoke solutions for clients’ most complex financing needs and Alex is a perfect fit for our strategic growth in London and more broadly our ongoing European expansion.”

“Latham’s practice is at the forefront of what is a dynamic and rapidly evolving market and we have a strong track record advising the key market participants on groundbreaking, innovative transactions and capital raisings,” said Sanjev Warna-kula-suriya, Global Chair of Latham’s Structured Finance Practice.  “Alex’s experience and reputation in the structured finance arena, particularly in CLOs, brings added strength to our team in London, and he will be a key part in our continued growth in Europe and globally. We are thrilled to welcome him to the team.”

Martin joins the firm from Weil Gotshal. He received an LLB from Manchester University, before completing his postgraduate diploma at the College of Law in London.

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

1Latham & 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.