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.
Stephen Brown is a partner in Latham & Watkins’ London office, leads the Benefits, Compensation and Employment (BCE) Practice in London, and is the global Co-chair of the firm’s BCE Practice. Stephen specialises in a wide range of employment and incentive-based matters relating to the sale and purchase of businesses, transfer of undertakings, management change and downsizing, executive recruitment and severance and employee consultation.
Paul Davies is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department and Africa Practice. Paul’s practice focuses on advising on the environmental aspects of corporate transactions, in addition to a wide variety of other work, including the management of contaminated land, the insurance of environmental risk, climate change, health and safety, asbestos and waste management issues.
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 the London office of Latham & Watkins and global Co-chair of the firm’s International Arbitration Practice. Ms. Lamb 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 the Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins’ London office and a partner in the firm’s Finance Department. 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 global Co-chair of the firm’s Private Equity Practice and a partner in the London Corporate Practice. David has extensive experience in advising private equity houses and their portfolio companies on a wide range of UK and other international transactions.