The semiconductor industry plays a central role in today’s technology-based economy. Latham & Watkins offers semiconductor industry clients resources only a global firm specifically targeting the semiconductor industry can deliver.
Legal Counsel to Industry Leaders
Latham’s Semiconductor Industry Group counsels public and private semiconductor companies at all stages of development, including semiconductor technology start-ups and mature public companies.
What sets Latham apart is its significant presence in key semiconductor markets, including Silicon Valley, London, Washington, D.C., Munich, Tokyo, Singapore and Shanghai. In addition, the breadth of the practice provides semiconductor clients with legal expertise to meet the challenges of growing a semiconductor business in a crowded global marketplace, whether those needs are financing, intellectual property licensing or commercial transactions, strategic alliances, litigation, regulatory, bankruptcy, environmental, tax or employment.
The firm’s semiconductor clients include companies engaged in the design, manufacture and commercialization of ASICs, programmable logic devices and memory ICs. Latham regularly works with companies engaged in design automation and design tools supply, semiconductor design services and semiconductor process technology. Latham advises semiconductor manufacturing tool companies and businesses involved with packaging and testing equipment and services.
Latham also works with microprocessor companies, as well as board and component-level businesses that require semiconductor devices. Representative examples of our clients include AMD, Broadcom, Dialog, Spansion, Marvell, Mentor Graphics, and MPS among many others.
Latham offers semiconductor industry clients a variety of legal services, including advising on:
- Commercial transactions
- Company representation
- Corporate governance
- Employee benefits and compensation
- Environmental compliance
- Export control and regulatory compliance
- Government contracts
- Intellectual property litigation
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Real estate
- Securities litigation
- Strategic alliances
- Tax and international tax structuring
- Technology transfer and intellectual property licensing