Latham & Watkins Advises L’Oréal in Acquisition of Youth to the People

A multidisciplinary deal team led from New York is advising one of the world’s leading beauty companies.

December 14, 2021

L’Oréal has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Youth to the People, a California-based skincare company that develops and markets high-performance skincare products known for formulas that combine premium vegan blends of superfood extracts and science. 

Latham & Watkins LLP represents L’Oréal in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by New York partners Alex Kelly and Peter Harwich, with associates Leah Sauter, Katherine Cody, Hancen Yu, and Andrew Borruso. Advice was also provided on tax matters by Chicago partner Joseph Kronsnoble; on benefits and compensation matters by Bay Area partner Erin Murphy and Chicago counsel Sandhya Chandrasekhar; on employment matters by Los Angeles partner Joseph Farrell; on intellectual property matters by New York partner Steven Betensky, San Diego partner Jennifer Barry, and San Diego counsel Patrick Justman; on data privacy matters by Washington, D.C. partner Tony Kim; on insurance matters by Los Angeles partner Drew Levin; and on antitrust matters by Washington, D.C. partner Alan Devlin and Paris partner Mathilde Saltiel. 

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