Mergers & Acquisitions

Latham’s M&A practice has grown into a global powerhouse, meeting the needs of our clients on everything from routine M&A engagements to the most complex and transformational transactions clients ever face.

Why Latham

Our global reach, deep bench, and vast industry-specific expertise enable us to assemble high-quality teams that efficiently and effectively execute on the business objectives of a diversified client base.

Our relentless focus on client goals, combined with broad experience doing deals globally, enables us to anticipate and work through potential challenges on any given transaction and to develop effective solutions to these challenges in an ever-changing global environment. We help clients address shareholder activism, plan for and overcome antitrust challenges, and navigate dynamic regulatory regimes to achieve their most ambitious business objectives. We provide clients with the full suite of advisory services including board counselling, capital markets, ESG, executive compensation, leveraged finance, and tax-related advice anywhere in the world.

Long-standing client relationships reflect our ability to assemble a diverse team of deal makers, industry veterans, former government lawyers, and world-class litigators for any particular matter. We draw on a wealth of experience to deliver pragmatic and commercial advice to support our clients’ strategic success at every stage of their life cycle.

Awards & Rankings

  • Three Latham Partners Named Among Los Angeles Market Leaders - May 16, 2022
  • Latham Partner and Associate Named to Black Women in Asset Management’s 40 Under 40 List - May 10, 2022
  • Entertainment, Sports & Media Team Shines in Variety's 2022 Legal Impact Report - April 28, 2022
  • Latham & Watkins Named Top Latin America M&A Legal Advisor for Q1 2022 - April 24, 2022
  • Latham Named European M&A and Private Equity Legal Adviser of the Year - March 31, 2022

Latham’s “outstanding M&A group” boasts a “formidable practice in the [US], benefiting from its far-reaching global network to advise on international deals and financing issues.”

– Chambers Global 2020


ABA Panel – FinTech Enforcement: Lessons from 2020 for 2021Webcast – 2020 Vision: The Year Ahead in US Oil and Gas M&A

Media Coverage

Decarbonization Drives Pick Up in Low-carbon, Renewable Fuels ActivityLatham Named Energy Practice Group of the YearMergers & Acquisitions Group of the Year: Latham


Latham & Watkins Advises Ascendant in Long-Haul Dark Fiber TransactionLatham & Watkins Represents Parsons in Acquisition of Xator CorporationLatham & Watkins Advises Centennial Resource Development in its Merger with Colgate Energy

Thought Leadership

Delaware Court Addresses Claims Arising From Hackers’ Theft of Merger ConsiderationFTC Turns Up the Pressure on Oil and Gas M&AIFLR M&A Report 2022

Webcasts & Podcasts

Podcast – PE Views: How are ESG Regulatory Reforms and Investor Focus Shaping the Market?Podcast – Energy & Infrastructure: What’s Behind The Wave of ESG Shareholder Activism?Podcast – PE Views: Is Gaming the Next Level for Private Equity?