April 01, 2020
Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Mark Cooper has joined the firm’s Singapore office as a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practices. He advises clients on complex, highly-structured corporate and private equity transactions, with a particular focus on the infrastructure, power, and resources sectors in Southeast Asia.
“We’re excited to welcome Mark to the firm. He is a widely respected and accomplished practitioner and he will play a major role helping to execute on our Asia private equity and M&A strategy, as well as contributing to the growth of our infrastructure M&A strategy in the region and beyond,” said Michael Sturrock, Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins’ Asia offices.
Sharon Lau, Singapore partner and Global Vice Chair of Latham’s Corporate Department, added: “Mark’s arrival adds further depth to our M&A and private equity practices in Asia, and our English law capability in the region. His strong client relationships and experience fit well with our focus on building an integrated global infrastructure M&A practice and complement our leading project finance practice in the region. We expect this to be a core area of long-term growth for our clients, particularly in the ‘crossover’ space where infrastructure funds and traditional private equity funds are increasingly pursuing hybrid infrastructure assets in Asia and around the world.”
“There’s a lot of energy and dynamism in the region and Mark joining the firm aligns beautifully with our strategy of bringing clients — in financial centers around the globe — the very best team of experienced, commercially-minded lawyers to advise on their most complex transactions,” said Marc Jaffe, New York partner and Global Chair of Latham’s Corporate Department. “Inbound and outbound activity demands sophisticated legal counsel. Mark’s arrival helps us to deliver that.”
Cooper said: “I have been practicing in Asia for almost a decade, and the strength that Latham’s global practice brings to clients with transactions in Asia and across borders is remarkable. Latham’s commitment to the region, strong synergies between the firm’s market-leading practices in M&A, private equity, banking, capital markets, and project finance, and the firm’s already deep and broad client base in Asia is very compelling.”
Cooper joins from Hogan Lovells in Singapore. Over the years, he has also practiced in Hong Kong and London. He received his LPC from Nottingham Law School in 2002 and his LLB from Bristol University in 2001.
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Notes to Editors
1Latham & Watkins operates worldwide as a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware (USA) with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in France, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and as an affiliated partnership conducting the practice in 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.
Michael Sturrock, Managing Partner, Asia +65.6437.5412
Sharon Lau, Global Vice Chair of the Corporate Department, +65.6437.5464
Marc Jaffe, Global Chair of the Corporate Department, +1.212.906.1281