13 December 2012
Latham & Watkins was named one of the world’s Top 10 competition practices by Global Competition Review in the annual GCR 100 ranking. In naming Latham to the top-rated “Global Elite,” the publication praised the firm’s talent and performance, stating “the firm solidified its already robust reputation as one of the true heavyweights for merger control work in the US and around the world” and is “well known for its abilities in the courtroom.” In assessing more than 400 competition practices globally for this accolade, the list is based on the size of a firm's competition practice, quality of mandates, the number and location of nominees to The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers, peer review and the stability of a practice.
At a country level, Latham was ranked in the “Elite” for US: Government Antitrust, with GCR calling out the firm’s Washington, D.C. team for its busy year securing courtroom wins for a number of high profile clients. The firm was also ranked in the “Elite” for US: California noting “[A] diverse antitrust practice few in the state can match” and “boasting one of the most impressive rosters of technology clients anywhere in the antitrust world.” The firm’s practices in Brussels and Germany were “Highly Recommended,” with GCR naming the Brussels practice “among the city’s best”, and noted the German practices’ strengths in cartel expertise and merger control work. Further GCR recognized the firm’s practice in Paris for its prevalence in merger work and the UK practice for the team’s work advising on “most – of the major cartel investigations under way in the UK and European Union in recent times.”