Sources note that he is a “very energetic and personable lawyer,” with one client saying, “I slept better knowing he was on our team!”Chambers UK 2019

Edward Barnett

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

Ed Barnett is a partner in the Corporate Department of Latham & Watkins' London office, Global Vice Chair of the firm's Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, and former Co-Chair of the firm's Global Public Company Representation Practice. 

Mr. Barnett's practice spans a variety of cross-border M&A and corporate finance transactions, including public takeovers, takeover defense, joint ventures, and private company and business acquisitions and divestments, with a particular focus in consumer, technology, pharmaceuticals, and entertainment, media, and sports sectors. His practice also focuses on company representation work, including advising on a range of corporate governance matters.

Mr. Barnett has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers UK 2014 – 2019 and by The Legal 500 2018, with sources noting that he has “extensive experience in issues such as M&A, IPOs, and refinancings.” Chambers UK 2017.

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