Sean Finn is a partner in Latham & Watkins' London office and advises a wide range of clients on all aspects of corporate, finance, and business taxation. Mr. Finn is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and serves as a Vice Chair of Latham's Finance Committee.

Mr. Finn has particular expertise in advising on tax aspects of:

  • Private equity transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Reconstructions
  • Joint ventures
  • Reorganizations
  • Financings
  • Refinancings
  • Restructurings and workouts

Mr. Finn's representative matters include advising:

  • 888 Holdings plc on an accelerated bookbuild placing of 19.1% of its issued share capital, for 230 pence each
  • IMG, an Endeavor company and global leader in sports, events, media, and fashion, on the acquisition of Mutua Madrid Open
  • Sliver Lake on the US$650 million equity funding round by Klarna, the Sweden-based provider of e-commerce payment systems and solutions
  • The Carlyle Group in connection with the recapitalization of Dealogic, a global provider of data and analytics for the capital markets, by ION Investment Group
  • ACCO Brands Corporation in connection with its €296.9 million acquisition of Esselte Group, a leading European office products company, from private equity firm J.W. Childs
  • Onex Partners on its agreement to acquire the SIG Combibloc Group for US$4.6 billion and in connection with its agreement to acquire the Survitec Group for US$680 million
  • Punch A and Punch B Senior Noteholders’ Committee in relation to the restructuring of £2.3 billion of Punch Taverns debt
  • The Carlyle Group in connection with its acquisition of Dealogic and related joint ventures from Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
  • Actavis on its US$8.5 billion acquisition of Warner Chilcott (a pharmaceutical company focusing on women’s healthcare and dermatology)
  • Credit Suisse as financial advisor to Liberty Global on its acquisition of Virgin Media for £23.3 billion
  • Qatar Holding LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of Qatar Investment Authority) on its acquisition of approximately 6% of Barclays plc for £1.45 billion and its further investment for £1.75 billion
  • Qatar Holding LLC on its acquisition of the Harrods Group
  • The Carlyle Group and The Nature’s Bounty Co. on the £1.77 billion sale of Holland & Barrett, one of Europe’s largest health and wellness retailers

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • LLB (Hons), Liverpool University, 1993