Legal 500 UK Recommends London Office Practices

Legal 500 UK

September 21, 2012

Latham & Watkins’ London corporate, finance, disputes and tax practices and its lawyers have been recommended in the 2012 edition of Legal 500 UK. As a result of client and peer feedback, the guide recognized more than 30 of the firm’s London practices and industry sectors in its rankings, with sources within the guide providing commendations for the firm’s legal expertise and client service. Practices which Legal 500 highly recommended, included:

  • Acquisition Finance“a ‘very strong and deep team’ on both the bank and bond side.”
  • Banking Litigation – “It acts for a number of the largest financial institutions both domestically and in offshore jurisdictions. It particularly impresses with its ‘depth of knowledge, accessibility and appropriateness of advice, especially on cross-border matters’.”
  • Commercial Contracts – the team “provides ‘nothing but exemplary’ service to its client base of financial institutions and blue-chip corporate clients.”
  • Commercial Litigation – the “practice is widely praised by peers, and stands out for its geographic platform.”
  • Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency – a “strong’ team advises a varied mix of clients… recently handled a number of standout debtor mandates.”
  • Corporate Tax – “strong experience in international matters, with areas of strength including structured finance matters.”
  • High Yield – “remains ‘by some distance, the strongest law firm in the high yield space’.”
  • International Arbitration – the team is “known for oil and gas, energy, construction and investment treaty arbitration.”
  • IT and Telecoms – “handles a range of transactional, outsourcing and contractual matters.”
  • Mining and Minerals – “very highly regarded in the market.”
  • Public International Law – the “team boasts practical PIL experience within the commercial and governmental sectors. It recently experienced growth in international sanctions work and expanded the scope of its advisory practice.”

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