Financial Services Lawyer of the Year.The Deal 2018

Alexander Crosthwaite

  • 45, rue Saint-Dominique
  • Paris 75007
  • France

Alexander Crosthwaite is a partner in the Paris office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Corporate Department.

He specializes in complex mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions as well as securities law.

Mr. Crosthwaite's experience includes representing:

  • Astorg in the context of its acquisition of Nemera, the world leader in the design, development, and manufacturing of drug delivery devices for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and generics industries
  • Worldline in its acquisition of SIX Payment Services from SIX in exchange for listed stock
  • Astorg Partners and SGG in the leveraged acquisitions of Equitis, CIM, First Names, Lawson Conner, and Augentius
  • CDPQ in its joint acquisition with Suez Environment of GE Water
  • Tikehau in its leveraged acquisition, with Raise and IDI, of Meriguet
  • Astorg Partners in its acquisition, with Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, of HRA Pharma
  • KKR in its acquisition of Webhelp
  • Imerys in its acquisition of Kerneos (from Astorg) and a Greek mining group S&B Minerals (from Rhône Capital)
  • Siemens mobility business in its merger with Alstom
  • FMC Technologies in its merger of equals with Technip
  • The Ares Life Sciences fund in its acquisition of Stallergenes, and subsequent cross-border merger with Greer Laboratories*
  • SCOR in its acquisition of a controlling stake in MRM*
  • Kering in the sale of Conforama to Steinhoff*
  • IAC / InterActive Corp on the merger of its European dating business with Meetic followed by two tender offers and the take-private of Meetic SA
  • Quiksilver in connection of the acquisition and the sale of Rossignol*
  • The Renault-Nissan Alliance in its acquisition of AvtoVAZ-Lada*
  • Cap Gemini in its acquisition of CPM Braxis*
  • Warnaco on the disposal of Lejaby, its French lingerie business*
  • Arcelor in its defense against Mittal Steel’s hostile takeover bid
  • Eiffage in its defense against Sacyr's hostile takeover bid
  • Chiquita Brands in the formation of a joint venture with Danone*
  • Philip Morris International in the formation of a joint-venture with TKP*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

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