Aaron Bassett is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Corporate Department.

Mr. Bassett advises clients on cross-border M&A, emerging companies, venture capital, joint ventures, and general corporate matters.

In addition to his corporate practice, Mr. Bassett is a member of the firm’s London Pro Bono Committee, leading and coordinating the firm’s pro bono program in London and across Europe.

Mr. Bassett's experience includes representing:

Emerging Companies

  • Atomico Growth and Balderton Capital as co-leads on TestGorilla's US$70 million Series A financing
  • Atomico Growth as lead investor on the Series C financing of Factorial, which included participation from GIC and Tiger Global
  • Bessemer Venture Partners as the lead investor on the Series A financing of Raft.ai (formerly known as Vector.ai), and on Bessemer’s participation in Raft.ai’s Series B financing
  • HSBC Investment Bank on its Series B investment in Silent Eight
  • The lead investor in Marshmallow’s US$85 million Series B financing, giving Marshmallow a post-money valuation of US$1.25 billion
  • Oppenheimer & Co as the lead investor on the Series C financing of Perspectum, a precision health company
  • Osler Diagnostics on its US$85 million Series C financing, including investment from a strategic investor, M&G Investments and existing investors
  • Peptone on its Series A financing, led by Bessemer, F-Prime, and Walden Catalyst
  • Plum Fintech Limited (“Plum”), an innovative money-saving mobile app and money management platform, on its strategic partnership with Eurobank S.A
  • The lead investor on its series seed investment in Lapse


  • Astorg Partners on multiple acquisitions by IQ-EQ, and on the regulatory aspects of Astorg's IQ-EQ Continuation Fund transaction
  • DigitalBridge Group, Inc. on its c. US$820 million acquisition of the Telenet Group's mobile telecommunication towers business, comprising more than 3,300 tower sites, to create the first independent tower company in Belgium
  • Facebook on its acquisition of Papers With Code, an artificial intelligence research platform provider
  • Facebook on its acquisition of Mapillary, a collaborative street-level imagery platform provider
  • Farfetch on its acquisition of certain assets of Opening Ceremony, an American multi-brand retailer
  • First Sentier Investors on its £995 million acquisition of a 50% stake in Multifuel Energy Limited and Multifuel Energy 2 Limited and its acquisition of the UK division of Wheelabrator Technologies Holdings; the combined business – rebranded as Enfinium - is the UK’s largest pure play waste to energy business, with seven strategically located EfW facilities in operation or advanced development
  • Nord Anglia Education on its acquisition of the Schools and Colleges division of the Oxford International Education Group, comprising independent secondary schools including d’Overbroeck’s, Oxford International College and Oxford Sixth Form College
  • Permira on its acquisition of Quotient Sciences, a provider of CDMO and CRO services to pharma and biotech companies
  • A Japanese conglomerate on the sale of its 100% interest in a UK nuclear power development company*
  • A UK fintech company on its proposed initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, 2015
  • LLB, University of Durham, 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English