Capital Markets Partner With Leading Israeli Practice Joins Latham

Highly regarded corporate partner with extensive experience in technology and life sciences joins the firm’s London office.

February 10, 2016

Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that Joshua Kiernan has joined the firm’s London office as a partner in the Corporate Department.

Kiernan is one of the most highly regarded international lawyers active in Israel with more than 20 years’ experience advising Israeli corporates, investment banks and venture capital clients on a variety of equity and debt capital markets transactions, with a particular focus on the technology and life sciences industries.

Over the years, he has developed strong connections throughout the banking, start-up and legal communities, with a stellar track record advising clients on listing securities on the London Stock Exchange, NASDAQ and other international exchanges. Kiernan also has significant experience of Israeli-related cross-border M&A.

Marc Jaffe, global Co-chair of Latham & Watkins’ Capital Markets Practice, said: “Josh is an outstanding practitioner with vast experience of international capital markets transactions. His arrival not only adds significant weight to our Israeli practice, but also further bolsters Latham’s credentials in the technology and life sciences sectors, both of which are among the most active industries. Josh’s experience and market knowledge helps establish Latham as the go-to firm for Israeli businesses seeking to list on the world’s major international exchanges.”

“Latham’s technology and life sciences practice, with strength in California, Boston, New York and London, makes the firm uniquely positioned to counsel Israeli corporate clients and investment banks located in Israel,” adds Jaffe.

“Josh brings a number of key strengths to our London and global corporate practice. With the emergence of technology in Europe and the increase in European technology companies seeking to list on the London Stock Exchange and NASDAQ, there is a strong opportunity to target technology IPO work out of Europe. Josh’s arrival enhances our existing capabilities, in particular at a time when we’re seeing increased listing activity in high-growth sectors on the major European exchanges,” commented Jay Sadanandan, Office Managing Partner in London.

Kiernan joins Latham & Watkins from White & Case, where he served as head of the firm’s Israeli practice and co-head of the Global Technology Industry Group. He received a BA in Middle Eastern Languages and Culture from Columbia University before graduating from Brooklyn Law School in 1993.

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Notes to Editors
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Marc Jaffe, global Co-chair of the Capital Markets Practice, +1.212.906.1281
Jay Sadanandan, London Office Managing Partner, +44.20.7710.1110

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