September 30, 2021
Latham & Watkins was honored by The Deal Awards 2021 with recognitions for Deal of the Year (Large Cap), Technology, Media & Telecom Deal of the Year (Large Cap), and Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech Law Firm of the Year (Middle Market). The awards celebrate the top advisors and deals leading the deal economy and driving the market forward.
In the Deal of the Year (Large Cap), a multidisciplinary Latham team represented the committee of independent directors of T-Mobile in its US$146 billion blockbuster merger with Sprint, and also provided general representation to T-Mobile in connection with the transaction. This groundbreaking deal created a supercharged Un-carrier that will deliver a transformative 5G network.
In the industry sector award for Technology, Media & Telecom Deal of the Year (Large Cap), Latham advised Slack Technologies, the popular and disruptive enterprise communications platform, in its US$27.7 billion acquisition by Salesforce, the global leader in customer relationship management technology. The deal demonstrates Latham’s deep experience in the Technology sector as well as the capabilities of the firm’s unparalleled Mergers & Acquisitions practice.
Latham was named Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech Law Firm of the Year (Middle Market) for the firm’s diverse and sophisticated deals portfolio in the Healthcare and Life Sciences space, where Latham lawyers help clients commercialize, grow, and protect their ground-breaking and lifesaving work.
The honorees were evaluated and chosen by the editorial and data research teams at The Deal, drawing from a pool of thousands of transactions and hundreds of nominees across dozens of categories, sectors, individuals, and firms.