Leading Equity Capital Markets Partner to Join Latham & Watkins in London

Arrival of Chris Horton further enhances the firm’s Equity Capital Markets and Public Company Representation Practices.

September 17, 2019

Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that Chris Horton will join the London office as a partner in the Corporate Department. Horton’s practice focuses on advising listed companies, investment banks, and asset managers on a variety of complex ECM, M&A, and regulatory matters.

“Chris is an outstanding capital markets practitioner, who brings significant experience and dynamism to the team. We are committed to developing the leading corporate practice in London, and Chris's arrival is an exciting further step in that direction,” said Jay Sadanandan, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in London. 

Horton has particular experience advising on IPOs and secondary offerings as well as M&A transactions involving UK premium listed companies.

“Chris has a terrific blend of transactional and regulatory experience that will be of great value to our clients in the UK and globally,” added Nick Cline, Co-Chair of Latham’s Corporate Department in London. “His prominence in the City is well-earned. He is a talented and entrepreneurial practice builder, and he will play a major role in helping to grow our London team.” 

“Latham's pre-eminent capital markets practice is a key pillar of the firm’s strength and global strategy,” said David Walker, Global Vice-Chair of Latham & Watkins' Corporate Department. “Chris’s experience complements and enhances the existing strength of our ECM and corporate practices in London and globally. His arrival will further advance our goal to become the market’s leading firm for complex, cross-border transactions.” 

Horton will join Latham from Simmons & Simmons. He graduated with a first class degree in Modern Languages from Bristol University before completing his Legal Practice Course at the College of Law Guildford, qualifying as a solicitor of England & Wales in 1998.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins delivers innovative solutions to complex legal and business challenges around the world. From a global platform, our lawyers advise clients on market-shaping transactions, high-stakes litigation and trials, and sophisticated regulatory matters. Latham is one of the world’s largest providers of pro bono services, steadfastly supports initiatives designed to advance diversity within the firm and the legal profession, and is committed to exploring and promoting environmental sustainability.

Notes to Editors

Latham & Watkins operates as a limited liability partnership worldwide with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in France, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and as affiliated partnerships conducting the practice in Hong Kong and Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in South Korea as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office. Latham & Watkins works in cooperation with the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Contacts

Jay Sadanandan, London Office Managing Partner, +44.20.7710.1110

Nick Cline, Co-Chair of Latham’s Corporate Department in London, +44.20.7710.1087

David Walker, Vice-Chair of Latham’s Global Corporate Department, +44.20.7710.4654

 
 
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