Mr. Mah is described as "very clever and very commercially minded" and "genuinely interested in your issues, finds a way to cut through the noise and has the ability to draw out what the real issue is" by Chambers UK

Mr. Mah is described as "extremely client-focused" and a “superb technical practitioner who understands his clients’ objectives” by The Legal 500 UK

Karl Mah

London
  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom
 
 

Karl Mah is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the firm’s Tax Department. He joined Latham in 2006 and currently serves on the firm’s Training and Career Enhancement Committee. In addition, Mr. Mah is actively involved in the firm’s diversity initiatives and has previously served on the firm’s Mentoring and Knowledge Management Committees and the London office’s Asian Lawyer and First Generation Professionals Affinity Groups.

Mr. Mah was awarded the prestigious Institute Medal and LexisNexis Prize by the Chartered Institute of Taxation for achieving the highest score in the country in the May 2008 Institute examinations, which are considered to be the 'gold standard' among tax professionals in the United Kingdom. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Mr. Mah acts for a broad range of corporate and financial clients, and practice area focuses on international and corporate tax matters. He has particular expertise in advising on the tax aspects of M&A and private equity deals, capital markets offerings, and finance transactions.

Mr. Mah was recognized by Financial News as one of the “rising stars in the European legal profession” in 2015. The publication named Mr. Mah in its third annual Legal Services “40 Under 40” list, which identifies the “brightest up-and-coming lawyers aged under 40.”

Mr. Mah's representative transactions include advising:

  • Netflix on the acquisition of Millarworld, the comic book company founded by Mark Millar, creator of a number of iconic characters and stories, including Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Old Man Logan, which is the first ever acquisition by Netflix
  • BC Partners and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on the disposal of a majority stake in Suddenlink (enterprise deal value of approximately US$9.1 billion)
  • ICU Medical on its US$1 billion cash and stock acquisition of Pfizer's global infusion therapy business
  • The purchasers in connection with various auction acquisitions of the Nortel Networks businesses (total deal value US$1.174 billion)
  • Findus on its £500 million disposal of its European frozen foods business to Nomad Foods
  • Symantec Corporation on its US$695 million acquisition of MessageLabs Group
  • The lender syndicate in connection with the financing of the US$20 billion Ichthys LNG project
  • The mandated lead arrangers on the US$22 billion cross-border bank/bond acquisition financing of SFR
  • The mandated lead arrangers in connection with the €6.4 billion refinancing of the indebtedness incurred in connection with China National Chemical Corporation’s acquisition of Pirelli
  • Morgan Stanley, UBS, and Nomura in connection with the £767 million initital public offering of Card Factory
 
  • Bar Qualification
    • England and Wales (Solicitor)
    Education
    • MA, Cambridge University, 2005
    • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, 2003
      Distinction
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School, 2002
      Distinction
    • BA, Cambridge University, 2001
      First Class Honours
    Languages
    • English
  • Practices
 
 
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