Sources highlight his “great business acumen” and say: “He is very quick on his feet. He understands you work to tight deadlines and always responds quickly.”Chambers USA 2018

A. Peter Harwich

New York
  • 885 Third Avenue
  • New York, NY 10022-4834
  • USA
 
 

Peter Harwich advises leading US and international public companies, as well as their boards of directors, in their most significant M&A transactions and other sensitive corporate matters.

Mr. Harwich brings experience representing clients in high-stakes transactions across a variety of industries, with a particular focus on the technology, healthcare, consumer products, and financial services sectors. He provides commercially focused counsel to clients in connection with public and private M&A matters, joint ventures and strategic alliances, securities laws, corporate governance, and stock exchange requirements.

Mr. Harwich also routinely represents issuers and underwriters on SEC-registered capital markets transactions.

Mr. Harwich's experience includes advising:

  • The independent directors, special committees, and conflicts committee of NYSE-listed Athene Holding in connection with various matters, including Athene’s US$1.55 billion announced share exchange transaction with Apollo Global Management, its acquisition together with Apollo Global Management of PK AirFinance from GECAS involving US$3.6 billion in aviation finance assets, and its establishment of strategic capital vehicle Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) with US$3 billion in capital commitments
  • The independent directors of NYSE-listed First Data in its US$22 billion stock-for-stock merger with Fiserv
  • DXC Technology in its US$2 billion all-cash acquisition of NYSE-listed Luxoft Holding
  • DXC Technology in the US$4.4 billion tax-free spin-off and subsequent three-way merger of its US government IT services business with Veritas Capital portfolio companies Vencore and KeyPoint Government Solutions in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction to form NYSE-listed Perspecta
  • DXC on its Reverse Morris Trust transaction involving Hewlett Packard Enterprise's global enterprise services segment and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), which had a transaction value at closing of approximately US$14 billion and resulted in the formation of DXC
  • CSC on its approximately US$6 billion spin-off of CSRA and special dividend and the approximately US$2.3 billion merger of CSRA and SRA International
  • SAP on its largest US transactions, including its US$3.4 billion tender offer for NYSE-listed SuccessFactors and its approximately US$6.7 billion tender offer for NASDAQ-listed Business Objects
  • Thomson Reuters on numerous US transactions, including the US$17 billion public acquisition of NYSE-listed Reuters Group; the acquisitions of Integration Point, Practical Law Company, Manatron, Paisley, and Pangea3; and the divestiture of various businesses, including its sale of its Intellectual Property & Science segment to Onex and Baring for US$3.55 billion; its US$390 million sale of its Corporate Services unit to Nasdaq; and the sales of its Legal Managed Services, Penn-Foster, and Property Tax Services units
  • Deutsche Börse on its US$1.1 billion sale of International Securities Exchange Holdings to Nasdaq
  • GE on numerous US transactions, including the US$3.8 billion sale of its Advanced Materials business, its US$1.2 billion public acquisition of NASDAQ-listed IDX Systems, its US$1.1 billion public acquisition of NASDAQ-listed Vital Signs, and its sale of 81% of GE Homeland Protection to SAFRAN for US$579 million
  • D.E Master Blenders (the spin-off resulting from Sara Lee's separation into two public companies in 2012) in its approximately US$9.8 billion public acquisition by a consortium led by Joh. A. Benckiser

*Certain matters were handled prior to joining Latham

 
  • Bar Qualification
    • New York
    Education
    • JD, New York University School of Law, 1991
    • BA, Columbia College, 1988
  • Practices
 
 
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