Latham & Watkins advises the businesses and institutions that power the global economy. We bring together the world’s best legal talent in every major jurisdiction to shape the deals and win the disputes that transform markets. Our experience at the cutting edge of commercial, financial, and legal innovation enables us to deliver results that fuel our clients’ success.
Central to Latham & Watkins’ global strength, Latham’s London team — nearly 500 lawyers strong — consistently ranks among the City’s elite law firms across practices and industries. We offer sophisticated counsel and representation to emerging and global companies, financial institutions, and private investors on groundbreaking transactions, disputes, and regulatory matters.
Paul Davies, Global Co-Chair of Latham’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Practice and a member of Latham’s Sustainability Committee, advises clients on the environmental and ESG aspects of corporate transactions in the UK and overseas. Mr. Davies’ work also includes guiding clients on the management of contaminated land; the insurance of environmental risk; liaising with regulatory authorities; and how to navigate climate change, health and safety, asbestos, and waste management issues.
Sophie Lamb is an internationally renowned arbitration lawyer who provides strategic leadership and powerful advocacy on a range of multidisciplinary, reputational risk-management, and bet-the-company matters. A trusted advisor to boards of public companies, sovereign nations, and participants in the energy and technology sectors, Ms. Lamb KC is consistently recognized among industry’s global elite for her work in some of the most significant and topical cases of the moment.
Jay Sadanandan, former Office Managing Partner of Latham’s London office, advises sponsors, companies, borrowers, financial institutions, and lenders on a wide range of sophisticated transactions. Ms. Sadanandan’s experience includes helping clients navigate complex cross-border acquisition and leveraged financings, asset-based loans, bridge financings, investment-grade loans, post-IPO facilities, and other secured lending transactions. She frequently works with Latham’s US team on US-European financings and high yield team on bank/bond financings.
David Walker, an M&A lawyer with more than 30 years of experience, represents clients in complex UK and international private equity transactions. A recognized thought leader in his field, Mr. Walker is former Global Vice Chair of Latham’s Corporate Department and former Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Private Equity Practice.