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Latham & Watkins Advises Simon® in Strategic Partnership With Jamestown

October 12, 2022
A cross-border multidisciplinary deal team represents the real estate investment trust in the transaction. 

Jamestown, a global real estate investment and management firm with a 39-year track record and over US$13 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2022, and Simon®, a real estate investment trust engaged in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment, and mixed-use destinations, have announced a strategic partnership, currently anticipated to close prior to the end of 2022, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

Latham & Watkins LLP represents Simon® in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by Los Angeles partner Julian Kleindorfer, New York partner Alex Kelly, and Chicago partner Owen Alexander, with associates Jacob Saslow, Valentina Oliver, Dominika Kovacicova, Byron Patton, Joe Gu, and Elizabeth (Lou) Jeffers. Advice was also provided on US tax matters by Century City partner Ana O’Brien and Los Angeles partner Eric Cho, with associate Changsheng (Eric) Song; on German tax matters by Munich partner Stefan Süss, with associate Felicitas Mayer-Theobald; on US funds regulatory and compliance matters by Chicago partner Laura Ferrell, with associate Jennifer Tian; on US funds matters by New York partner Edward Nelson, with associates Evgenia (Jane) Satarov, Benjamin Hoekstra, and Yerin Yang; on German funds matters by Frankfurt partner Markus Krüger, with associate Lasse Winzer; on German corporate matters by Frankfurt partner Otto von Gruben, with associate Sönke Bock; on benefits and compensation matters by Los Angeles partner David Taub, with associate Joseph Benedetto; on labor matters by Chicago partner Nineveh Alkhas, with associate Laura Waller; on real estate matters by Chicago partner Robert Buday, with associates Dustin Paige and Chris McAdam; on sanctions matters by Washington, D.C. counsel Andrew Galdes, with associate Chris Caulder; on anti-bribery/corruption and FCPA matters by New York partner Matthew Salerno; on intellectual property matters by New York partner Jeffrey Tochner, with associate Pelin Serpin; on environmental matters by Los Angeles counsel Joshua Marnitz, with associate Olivia Pettingill; on data privacy matters by Bay Area partner Robert Blamires, with associates Adriana Beach, Dyllan Brown-Bramble, Wolf Boehm, and Clemens Ganz; and on HSR matters by Bay Area partner Joshua Holian and Washington, D.C. counsel Joseph Simei.