Eyad F. Latif

 
 

Eyad Latif is an associate in the Dubai office of Latham & Watkins, where he is a member of the Corporate Department and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Mr. Latif’s practice focuses primarily on the representation of US and international clients in a wide variety of corporate transactions in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity and general corporate matters. He has represented numerous public companies and private equity firms in transactions involving US and non-US companies across a wide range of industries, including energy, healthcare, education, commodities and manufacturing. He has previously worked in the firm's New York and San Francisco offices.

Mr. Latif received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where he received the American Jurisprudence Award in Islamic Law and co-founded the Berkeley Journal of Middle Eastern & Islamic Law. Mr. Latif is a native Arabic speaker.

Mr. Latif’s experience includes advising:

  • Actavis plc in numerous matters, including the US$25 billion acquisition of Forest Laboratories and the US$8.5 billion acquisition of Warner Chilcott plc
  • Mubadala Development Company in the US$15 billion merger of DUBAL and EMAL, creating the fifth-largest global aluminum company
  • Watson Pharmaceuticals in its US$5.34 billion acquisition of Actavis, creating the third-largest global generic drug maker
  • Onex Corporation and Baring Private Equity Asia in the US$3.55 billion acquisition of the Intellectual Property & Science business from Thomson Reuters
  • The Steering Committee with regard to the US$3 billion merger between Qatar Shipping and Qatar Navigation, the largest public merger ever undertaken in Qatar
  • RasGas in connection with a US$2.23 billion capital markets bond offering
  • Repsol YPF in its US$1.304 billion sale of 10% of YPF to Groupo Petersen
  • Harbin Electric in its successful bid to act as EPC contractor for the US$1.8 billion Hassyan clean coal 3,000 MW power plant in Dubai
  • LS Power in (A) its acquisitions of (i) four power plants from NextEra Energy for US$1.05 billion and (ii) University Park and Wallingford power plants and interest in the Safe Harbor power plant from PPL Corporation for US$381 million and (B) the sale of its Bridgeport power plant to Capital Power for US$355 million
  • Advanced BioHealing in its US$750 million sale to Shire plc
  • General Exploration Partners in its US$600 million sale of its interest in the Atrush oil block in northern Iraq to Abu Dhabi National Energy Co. (TAQA)
  • P.T. Pertamina (Persero), the national oil company of Indonesia, in its acquisition of 10% a major oil-field development project in southern Iraq, the West Qurna-1 block, from ExxonMobil
  • Summit Midstream Partners in its US$590 million acquisition of Encana’s Piceance basin gas-gathering business
  • Waha Capital, a major UAE-based private equity firm, in its US$575 million monetization of a portion of its stake in AerCap, a major aviation leasing company, through an equity-linked derivative
  • Olive Group, a leading provider of security services, in its sale to Constellis Holdings, the largest security group in the world
  • Hubbell in its US$360 million acquisition of FCI Americas, a leading North American manufacturer of connectors, cable accessories and tooling serving utilities
  • Energy Capital Partners in its US$335 million acquisition of the Odessa power plant from PSEG Power
  • The Carlyle Group in numerous acquisitions and divestitures, including its US$300 million acquisition of Redflex, an Australian-based traffic enforcement products company
  • RIMCO Investments in its US$300 million acquisition of a minority stake in Aster DM Healthcare
  • Sanad Al Rahmah, a Saudi healthcare company, in its AED900 million sale of Sanad Healthcare to Aster DM Healthcare
  • Al Nowais Investments in its US$190 million acquisition of 40% of Archirodon Group N.V.
  • Oldendorff Carriers, a major dry bulk shipping company, in its acquisition of Emirates Ship Investment Company from Mubadala Development Company
  • Oldendorff Carriers in its sale of Emirates Ship Investment Company to Tristar
  • Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank in its US$200 million acquisition of Barclays’ UAE retail banking business
  • Magrabi Group, the largest eyewear and lenses retailer in the Middle East, in connection with their joint venture with Essilor
  • The City of Jeddah and its special purpose entity the Jeddah Development and Urban Regeneration Company in connection with several public private partnership projects
  • Yahoo! in its acquisition of Maktoob.com, the leading online community in the Arab region
  • Waha Capital in numerous potential acquisitions and divestitures
  • BC Partners in numerous potential acquisitions and divestitures
  • Apollo Global Management in numerous potential acquisitions and divestures
  • TA Associates in numerous potential acquisitions and divestitures
  • Baring Private Equity in numerous potential acquisitions and divestitures
  • NBK Capital in numerous potential acquisitions and divestitures
  • Rashed Al Rashed in numerous potential acquisitions and divestitures
  • Alkhabeer Capital in numerous acquisitions, including its acquisition of several healthcare and education companies in Saudi Arabia
 
 
 
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