Central to Latham & Watkins’ global strength, the firm’s London team combines market-leading expertise with the ideas, flexibility, and commitment clients require to handle strategically important issues in markets that matter to them.
Identified as a ‘Game Changer’ by the Financial Times in a recent Innovative Lawyers Report, Latham’s award-winning London office is recognised for its work advising some of the world’s leading corporates, financial institutions, and private equity firms on their most significant transactions, disputes, and regulatory matters.
Clients describe the firm’s lawyers as smart, commercial, and pragmatic. Latham’s teams use their considerable experience, creativity, and drive to get deals across the line and find resolutions to clients’ most complex legal issues.
Paul Davies is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins, Co-Chair of the firm’s ESG Taskforce, Local Chair of Latham’s Environment, Land & Resources Department in Europe and Asia, and a member of Latham’s Sustainability Committee. He primarily advises on the environmental aspects of corporate transactions and has significant experience in environmental, social and governance matters, environmental health and safety, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, project finance, and dispute resolution.
Catherine Drinnan is the Deputy Managing Partner in the firm’s London office and a partner in the Benefits, Compensation and Employment Practice in London. Catherine’s practice focuses on employment law, pensions law and the HR and pensions aspects of corporate, finance and outsourcing deals.
Sophie Lamb is a litigation partner in Latham’s London office and global Co-Chair of the firm’s International Arbitration Practice. Sophie is widely acknowledged as one of the leading practitioners of her generation. She is a trusted advisor to boards of public companies, to investors and to sovereign nations, routinely engaged in the most complex, high value and/or reputationally significant disputes of the moment.
Jay Sadanandan is a partner in the firm’s Finance Department and the former Office Managing Partner of Latham’s London office. Jay has extensive experience advising sponsors, companies, borrowers, financial institutions and lenders on a wide range of transactions, including complex cross-border acquisition and leveraged financings, asset-based loans, bridge financings, investment grade loans, post-IPO facilities and other secured lending transactions.
David Walker is an M&A lawyer with more than 25 years of experience focusing on UK and international private equity transactions. He is Global Vice Chair of Latham’s Corporate Department and the former Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Private Equity Practice.