Latham & Watkins Admits Four New Partners

March 17, 2010

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that four attorneys from its London, Madrid, Paris and Singapore offices have been elected to the firm’s partnership, effective April 1, 2010.  The four attorneys were previously counsel with the firm.   

“We are delighted to welcome these talented attorneys to our partnership,” said Robert M. Dell, Chairman and Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins. “These new partners have demonstrated sound judgment, a strong commitment to client service, team work and high quality legal skills. Their mix of industry knowledge and expertise will further strengthen our partnership.”  

New Partners  
London – Rod Brown

Rod Brown is a corporate attorney with a focus on domestic and cross-border public and private mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. An English law qualified attorney, he has extensive experience in acquisitions and dispositions in a broad range of sectors, including energy, leisure and pharmaceutical. He received an LPC from the College of Law, London in 1995, a CPE from the College of Law, London in 1994 and a BA degree, with honors, from the University of Exeter in 1992.

Madrid – Ignacio Pallarés

Ignacio Pallarés is a corporate attorney with a focus on all aspects of Spanish corporate law, particularly in the industrial and financial sectors. He has extensive experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, real estate transactions, project financings and venture capital financings. He received an LLM from Duke University School of Law in 2000 and a BA degree from Universidad de Barcelona in 1997.  

Paris – Matthias Rubner

Matthias Rubner’s practice focuses on all aspects of French labor and employment law. He has extensive experience in restructurings, outsourcing and other corporate transactions affecting the workforce, as well as in benefits and compensation. He is frequently engaged in negotiations with unions, works councils and the French labor administration and litigates in relevant matters. His practice also encompasses employee privacy, data protection law and internal investigations. His international background and fluency in German, French and English are strong assets in cross-border proceedings and negotiations. He received a postgraduate law degree and a law degree from the University of Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne in 1998 and 1997, respectively, and an LLM from the University of Cologne in 1995.

Singapore – Min Yee Ng 

Min Yee Ng is a corporate attorney with a focus on capital markets representing issuers and underwriters in both US and international securities transactions, particularly in initial public offerings, private placements, global equity offerings, high yield debt offerings and convertible debt offerings. She has wide-ranging corporate finance experience in multiple jurisdictions, with a particular focus on Singapore, India and Indonesia.  She is a Mandarin speaker who is qualified to practice in New York, Singapore and England and Wales. She received an LLM from Columbia University School of Law in 1996 and a BA from the University of Kent, Canterbury, England in 1990.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm with approximately 2,000 lawyers in 29 offices, including Abu Dhabi, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New Jersey, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, San Diego, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. For more information on Latham & Watkins, please visit the Web site at

Notes to Editor

1 Latham & Watkins operates as a limited liability partnership worldwide with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in the United Kingdom, France and Italy and affiliated partnerships conducting the practice in Hong Kong and Japan.


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