Corporate and Finance Teams Recognised for Innovation by Financial Times

Report published by Financial Times and RSG Consulting ranks Europe-based lawyers for innovation in the profession

October 05, 2012

Latham & Watkins’ corporate and finance teams from across the firm’s European practice have earned recognition in the 2012 Financial Times Innovative Lawyers report.

A German-led corporate deal team was “Highly Commended” for its work advising on a complex three-way merger of healthcare funds DAK, BKK Gesundheit and BKK Springer into DAK-Gesundheit. The Financial Times praised the team for facilitating “a landmark merger of different types of healthcare fund in Germany in politically and economically sensitive circumstances.”

A London-led team was “Commended” for its role advising the lead arrangers in the financing of Vista Equity Partners acquisition of Misys, a company that provides software to the financial services industry. The Financial Times credited Latham for “creat[ing] a new model for European businesses to access US financing.” Another London-led team was “Commended” for the firm’s role advising the lenders in the financing of the privatisation of Istanbul ferry operator, IDO Ferries. The Financial Times said: “Used first-of-its-kind leveraged finance structure in Turkey for the $861m privatisation of the ferry group.”

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