Results

Jurisdictional

Winner of

Global firm of the year in Europe

Latham & Watkins

It has been another year of exceptional growth for global star Latham & Watkins, whose European practice grew 15 per cent in 2017-18. Spain and Germany have seen particular investment, with top-tier hires across those jurisdictions. There has been particular success in private equity across Europe, with the firm advising eight of the ten top PE firms; including Carlyle, Global Infrastructure Partners and EQT, and topping the European buyout table in 2017, as well as advising on more than 90 high-yield offerings with an aggregate deal value of more than US$70 billion. Latham has represented clients such as Telefonica, Siemens and VEON on more than 125 European M&A transactions, both public and private, with an aggregate deal value of US$156 billion. While Latham’s corporate progress seems unstoppable, it also devotes serious commitment to pro bono work, from collaborating with TrustLaw on a global anti-FGM project to developing a resource that addresses the lack of information held by legal departments in developing their own pro bono initiatives.

The judges said: ‘Another great year for Latham, with continued commitment to Europe shown through their hiring and their results. Their deal examples exhibited strong cross-border work for global clients. Their anti-FGM research is a standout example of their pro bono commitment, and they also show internal commitment to diversity and training.’

 

Shortlisted

Eversheds Sutherland                                                                            

Greenberg Traurig                                                                                   

Littler Mendelson

 

Transactional

Winner of

Global firm of the year in Europe

Latham & Watkins

It has been another year of exceptional growth for global star Latham & Watkins, whose European practice grew 15 per cent in 2017-18. Spain and Germany have seen particular investment, with top-tier hires across those jurisdictions. There has been particular success in private equity across Europe, with the firm advising eight of the ten top PE firms; including Carlyle, Global Infrastructure Partners and EQT, and topping the European buyout table in 2017, as well as advising on more than 90 high-yield offerings with an aggregate deal value of more than US$70 billion. Latham has represented clients such as Telefonica, Siemens and VEON on more than 125 European M&A transactions, both public and private, with an aggregate deal value of US$156 billion. While Latham’s corporate progress seems unstoppable, it also devotes serious commitment to pro bono work, from collaborating with TrustLaw on a global anti-FGM project to developing a resource that addresses the lack of information held by legal departments in developing their own pro bono initiatives.

The judges said: ‘Another great year for Latham, with continued commitment to Europe shown through their hiring and their results. Their deal examples exhibited strong cross-border work for global clients. Their anti-FGM research is a standout example of their pro bono commitment, and they also show internal commitment to diversity and training.’

 

Shortlisted

Eversheds Sutherland                                                                            

Greenberg Traurig                                                                                   

Littler Mendelson

 

Organisational

Global firm of the year in Europe

Nov 8, 2018, 06:02 AM by Eugenie Hsieh

It has been another year of exceptional growth for global star Latham & Watkins, whose European practice grew 15 per cent in 2017-18. Spain and Germany have seen particular investment, with top-tier hires across those jurisdictions. There has been particular success in private equity across Europe, with the firm advising eight of the ten top PE firms; including Carlyle, Global Infrastructure Partners and EQT, and topping the European buyout table in 2017, as well as advising on more than 90 high-yield offerings with an aggregate deal value of more than US$70 billion. Latham has represented clients such as Telefonica, Siemens and VEON on more than 125 European M&A transactions, both public and private, with an aggregate deal value of US$156 billion. While Latham’s corporate progress seems unstoppable, it also devotes serious commitment to pro bono work, from collaborating with TrustLaw on a global anti-FGM project to developing a resource that addresses the lack of information held by legal departments in developing their own pro bono initiatives.

The judges said: ‘Another great year for Latham, with continued commitment to Europe shown through their hiring and their results. Their deal examples exhibited strong cross-border work for global clients. Their anti-FGM research is a standout example of their pro bono commitment, and they also show internal commitment to diversity and training.’

 

Law Firm of The Year

Global firm of the year in Europe

Nov 8, 2018, 06:02 AM by Eugenie Hsieh

It has been another year of exceptional growth for global star Latham & Watkins, whose European practice grew 15 per cent in 2017-18. Spain and Germany have seen particular investment, with top-tier hires across those jurisdictions. There has been particular success in private equity across Europe, with the firm advising eight of the ten top PE firms; including Carlyle, Global Infrastructure Partners and EQT, and topping the European buyout table in 2017, as well as advising on more than 90 high-yield offerings with an aggregate deal value of more than US$70 billion. Latham has represented clients such as Telefonica, Siemens and VEON on more than 125 European M&A transactions, both public and private, with an aggregate deal value of US$156 billion. While Latham’s corporate progress seems unstoppable, it also devotes serious commitment to pro bono work, from collaborating with TrustLaw on a global anti-FGM project to developing a resource that addresses the lack of information held by legal departments in developing their own pro bono initiatives.

The judges said: ‘Another great year for Latham, with continued commitment to Europe shown through their hiring and their results. Their deal examples exhibited strong cross-border work for global clients. Their anti-FGM research is a standout example of their pro bono commitment, and they also show internal commitment to diversity and training.’