Stuart McRobbie is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Corporate Department.

Mr. McRobbie represents public and private companies and institutional investors. He advises on strategic mergers and acquisitions, private equity buyouts and disposals, joint ventures, restructurings, and general corporate matters. 

Mr. McRobbie has experience advising clients across a range of industries including financial services, technology, energy and infrastructure, and life sciences.

Mr. McRobbie has also tutored corporate law on the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.

Mr. McRobbie’s experience includes advising:


  • Lithia Motors, Inc. on its Class 1 acquisition of Pendragon plc’s motor business (in competition with two takeover offers) and strategic partnership with Pendragon plc
  • Whirlpool Corporation on its joint venture with Arçelik A.Ş as part of its global portfolio transformation
  • Agility, a supply chain services, infrastructure, and innovation company, on its acquisition of John Menzies plc
  • A Fortune 500 company on the acquisition of the entire business and assets of a UK-headquartered company
  • A US-based tech company on the acquisition of the entire business and assets of a UK-headquartered company
  • UK PLCs/bidders on various unsolicited and recommended takeover offers
  • A NASDAQ-listed corporation on two separate multi-billion dollar carve-outs*
  • One of the UK’s largest pension funds on the acquisition of various wind farms and its investments into other forms of renewable energy*
  • A multinational energy company on its acquisition of a 50% stake in a mid-development 1GW wind farm (and related joint venture arrangements)*
  • A luxury goods conglomerate on its acquisition of an online premium beauty retailer*
  • A NASDAQ-listed SPAC on its business combination with an international healthcare provider*

Private Equity / Venture Capital

  • Equistone Partners and Acuity Knowledge Partners (Acuity), on the sale of Acuity, a leading provider of high-value research, analytics, and business intelligence to the financial services sector, to funds advised by Permira
  • Astorg on acquiring OPEN Health and bolt-on acquisitions by OPEN Health
  • Silver Lake in its investment in New Zealand Rugby
  • Silver Lake on its investment in Klarna
  • Various large-cap and mid-cap firms on auction bids
  • Various firms on the management of their management incentive plans
  • Secondary transactions and follow-on funding rounds

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Scotland (Solicitor)


  • Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (DPLP), University of Dundee, 2016
    with distinction
  • LL.B in Scots Law with European Legal Studies, University of Dundee, 2015
    First Class Honors