April 11, 2023
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A. No Legal Services or Attorney Client Relationship
Although the website may provide information concerning potential legal issues, it is not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. You should not and are not authorized to rely on the website as a source of legal advice. Your use of the website does not create any attorney-client relationship between you and Latham & Watkins.
The website contains electronic contact information for many Latham & Watkins attorneys. The mere act of contacting a Latham & Watkins attorney electronically, however, does not create an attorney-client relationship. If you wish to become a client of Latham & Watkins, you must contact an appropriate Latham & Watkins attorney, and explicitly negotiate a retention. The website is not an invitation to form an attorney-client relationship.
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- You will not use the website in any manner designed to degrade the performance or functioning of the website, including, without limitation, launching Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks against the website
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- The documents may be used solely for personal, noncommercial and informational purposes
- The documents may not be modified
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- The Latham & Watkins content you wish to use
- Where and how it will be used (for example, a book cover, magazine article, a brochure)
- Where and how copies will be distributed and to what audience
- How many copies will be produced and distributed
- When you intend to publish
- What other non-Latham & Watkins materials will be associated with the Latham & Watkins content
- Your name, title, company, address, email address and phone number
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E. No Warranties and Limitation of Liability
Information provided on the website is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or noninfringement. Latham & Watkins periodically adds changes, improves or updates the information and documents on the website without notice. Latham & Watkins assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the website. Your use of the website is at your own risk. Under no circumstances and under no legal theory shall Latham & Watkins, its suppliers or any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering the website's contents be liable to you or any other person for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages of any character arising from your access to, or use of, the website.
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G. Service Marks - Permitted Use of Latham & Watkins Service Marks
Latham & Watkins service marks identify Latham & Watkins products and services and let the public know the source of those products and services. You may make fair use of our service marks in advertising and promotional materials, and in referencing our products and services (for example, in a magazine article) without our permission, provided you follow standard trademark usage practices and provide proper attribution. Other uses require our written permission. If you are in doubt as to whether you need our permission for a specific type of use, please ask us.
You may not use Latham & Watkins logos or "design" service marks (as opposed to our service marks consisting solely of words) under any circumstances without our prior written authorization.
In addition, you may not use Latham & Watkins service marks, whether design or word marks, in the following ways:
- In a non-Latham & Watkins service name or publication title
- In, as, or as part of, your own service or trademarks
- To identify products or services that are not Latham & Watkins'
- In a manner likely to cause confusion
- In a manner that implies inaccurately that we sponsor or endorse, or are otherwise connected with, your own activities, products and services
- As hidden or embedded text in web pages in an effort to cause a search of Latham & Watkins marks to result in a hit on a page not maintained by Latham & Watkins in a manner disparaging of Latham & Watkins
H. Jurisdiction; Choice of Law
This Agreement and your use of the website shall be governed by the laws of California, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions.
I. Criminal Finances Act 2017
Latham & Watkins is committed to conducting its business in accordance with the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and integrity.
Latham & Watkins has a zero-tolerance approach to tax evasion and the facilitation of tax evasion by anyone who performs services on our behalf and has implemented procedures designed to prevent such conduct.
If any provision of this Agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, such provision shall be severed and all other provisions shall remain in force.
II. Legal Notices
Latham & Watkins operates worldwide as a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware (USA) with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in France, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and as an affiliated partnership conducting the practice in Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in Israel through a limited liability company, in South Korea as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office, and in Saudi Arabia through a limited liability company. © Copyright 2023 Latham & Watkins. All Rights Reserved.
Under New York's Code of Professional Responsibility, portions of this website contain attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each representation. Any results portrayed were dependent on the facts of the particular matters and the results will differ if based on different facts. Unless otherwise indicated, attorneys listed on this website are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Please direct all inquiries regarding the content of this website to the deputy general counsels in the Washington D.C. office and to Geoff Burt in the New York, NY office.
Latham & Watkins is an international law firm practicing in jurisdictions around the world and its attorneys are subject to the rules of the jurisdictions in which the firm's offices are located. In addition, the firm's lawyers are subject to the rules of the regulatory body with whom they are admitted. All references on this website to "Latham & Watkins," "Latham" or "the firm" should be read as referring to Latham & Watkins LLP or its affiliated firms or businesses. For legal notices pertaining to the following jurisdictions, please click on the links:
Legal Notice (Pursuant to the Belgian Act of 11 March 2003 on legal aspects of information society services)
Latham & Watkins LLP is a Delaware limited liability partnership and operates as a limited liability partnership worldwide with an affiliate in the United Kingdom, France and Italy, where the practice is conducted through an affiliated multinational partnership. The personal liability of our partners is limited to the extent provided in such laws.
Latham & Watkins
Boulevard du Régent, 43-44
Representation in Belgium - The Managing Partner of our Brussels office is Lars Kjølbye, Latham & Watkins, Boulevard du Régent, 43-44 B- 1000 Brussels, Phone: +32.2.788.6000, Fax: +32.2.788.6060, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As it is part of an international firm, Latham & Watkins LLP's Brussels office includes both Belgian-qualified lawyers and lawyers from other jurisdictions who are members of the Brussels Bar Lists B or E. The bar admissions of the lawyers of the Brussels office are indicated in his/her biography in the “Find Our People” section of the firm's website.
Professional Codes of Practice
In Belgium, the profession of “avocat/advocaat” (attorney at law) is regulated by the professional code of conduct (Recueil des règles professionnelles/ Codex) applicable to lawyers who are members of or are registered with the Brussels Bar. Rules applicable to members of the Brussels Bar are available through the Brussels Bar Associations at:
Services provided by the firm
Valued Added Tax Identification Number
Angaben nach § 5 des Telemediengesetzes und § 2 der Dienstleistungs-Informationspflichten-Verordnung
Latham & Watkins ist weltweit als Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (LLP) nach dem Recht des Staates Delaware (USA) tätig, wobei die Niederlassungen in Frankreich, Hongkong, Italien, Singapur, und Großbritannien und als LLPs und die Niederlassungen in Japan als Partnerschaften angeschlossen sind. Latham & Watkins ist in Israel über eine Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung tätig. Zudem verfügt Latham & Watkins über eine Repräsentanzen (Foreign Legal Consultant Office (FLC Office)) in Seoul. Für unsere Praxis in Saudi-Arabien sind wir mit der Kanzlei Salman M. Al-Sudairi assoziiert.
Vertretung in Deutschland
- Managing Partner unseres Düsseldorfer Büros ist Burc Hesse, Latham & Watkins LLP, Dreischeibenhaus 1, 40211 Düsseldorf, Tel.: +49.211.8828.4600, Fax: +49.211.8828.4699, Email: email@example.com.
- Managing Partner unseres Frankfurter Büros ist Burc Hesse, Latham & Watkins LLP, Reuterweg 20, 60323 Frankfurt am Main, Tel.: +49.69.6062.6000, Fax: +49.69.6062.6700 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Managing Partner unseres Hamburger Büros ist Burc Hesse, Latham & Watkins LLP, Warburgstr. 50, 20354 Hamburg, Tel.: +49.40.4140.30, Fax: +49.40.4140.3130, Email: email@example.com.
- Managing Partner unseres Münchener Büros ist Burc Hesse, Latham & Watkins LLP, Maximilianstr. 13, 80539 München, Tel.: +49.89.2080.3.8000, Fax: +49.89.2080.3.8080, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zulassung zur Anwaltschaft
Soweit nicht anders vermerkt sind alle deutschen Anwältinnen und Anwälte von Latham & Watkins LLP in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland als Rechtsanwalt zugelassen und gehören der örtlichen Rechtsanwaltskammer für das jeweilige Büro an:
- Düsseldorf - Rechtsanwaltskammer Düsseldorf
- Frankfurt - Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am Main
- Hamburg - Hanseatische Rechtsanwaltskammer Hamburg
- München - Rechtsanwaltskammer München
Falls deutsche Anwältinnen und Anwälte ebenfalls als Steuerberater praktizieren, so sind sie in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland auch als Steuerberater zugelassen und gehören der örtlichen Steuerberaterkammer für das jeweilige Büro an:
- Frankfurt - Steuerberaterkammer Hessen
- Hamburg - Steuerberaterkammer Hamburg
- München - Steuerberaterkammer München
- Gesetz über die Vergütung von Rechtsanwältinnen und Rechtsanwälte (Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz - RVG)
- Berufsregeln der Rechtsanwälte der Europäischen Gemeinschaft (CCBE)
- Gesetz über die Tätigkeit europäischer Rechtsanwälte in Deutschland (EuRAG)
- Steuerberatungsgesetz (StBerG)
- Verordnung zur Durchführung der Vorschriften über Steuerberater, Steuerbevollmächtigte und Steuerberatungsgesellschaften (DVStB)
- Gebührenverordnung für Steuerberater, Steuerbevollmächtigte und Steuerberatungsgesellschaften (Steuerberatergebührenverordnung - StBGebV)
- Berufsordnung der Bundessteuerberaterkammer
Die Umsatzsteuer-Identifikations-Nummer nach § 27a des Umsatzsteuergesetzes (UStG) lautet DE223847384.
Latham & Watkins LLP unterhält über Lloyds of London, One Lime Street, London EC3M 7HA, für die bei ihr tätigen Rechtsanwälte und Steuerberater eine weltweit geltende Berufshaftpflichtversicherung.
Um den berufsrechtlichen Anforderungen in Deutschland zu entsprechen, besteht darüber hinaus eine die Tätigkeiten in Deutschland abdeckende Berufshaftpflichtversicherung bei HDI Versicherung AG, Buchholzer Str. 98, 30655 Hannover.
Die Wahrnehmung widerstreitender Interessen ist Rechtsanwältinnen und Rechtsanwälten aufgrund berufsrechtlicher Regelungen untersagt (§43a Abs. 5 BRAO). Vor Annahme eines Mandates prüft die Sozietät deshalb immer, ob ein Interessenkonflikt vorliegt.
Bei Streitigkeiten zwischen Rechtsanwälten und ihren Auftraggebern besteht auf Antrag die Möglichkeit der außergerichtlichen Streitschlichtung bei den jeweils regionalen Rechtsanwaltskammern (gemäß §73 Abs. 2 Nr. 3 i.V.m. §73 Abs. 5 BRAO) oder bei der Schlichtungsstelle der Rechtsanwaltschaft (§191 f. BRAO) bei der Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer, im Internet zu finden über die Webseite der Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer (http://www.brak.de/), Email: email@example.com.
Legal Notice (Pursuant to Italian Legislative Decree No 70 of 9 April 2003)
Latham & Watkins is the business name of Latham & Watkins (London) LLP, a registered limited liability partnership organised under the laws of New York and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA No. 203820). A list of the names of the partners of Latham & Watkins (London) LLP is open to inspection at its principal place of business, 99 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3XF, and such persons are either solicitors, registered foreign lawyers or European lawyers. We are affiliated with the firm Latham & Watkins LLP, a limited liability partnership organised under the laws of Delaware.
Latham & Watkins
Corso Matteotti, 22
Representation in Italy
Partner in our Milan office is Antonio Coletti, Latham & Watkins, Corso Matteotti, 22, Milano 20121, Phone: +39.02.3046.2000, Fax: +39.02.3046.2001, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As they are part of an international firm, Latham & Watkins (London) LLP's Italian offices include both Italian-qualified lawyers and lawyers from other jurisdictions who are members of other Bars. Each Italian-qualified attorney and Italian trainee working at Latham & Watkins (London) LLP's Italian offices is registered in Italy with the relevant local “Ordine degli Avvocati” and practices under the title of “avvocato” or “praticante avvocato”, respectively. The bar admission(s) of the lawyers from other jurisdictions is/are indicated in his/her biography in the “Find Our People” section of the firm's website.
Professional Codes of Practice
In Italy, the profession of “avvocato” (attorney at law) is regulated by numerous Italian laws and government decrees, the main provisions of which can be found in Royal Decree Law No 1578/1933. The professional code of conduct (Codice Deontologico Forense) applicable to lawyers who are members of or are registered with an Italian Bar is available at www.consiglionazionaleforense.it.
Services Provided by the Firm
Valued Added Tax Identification Number
Legal Notice pursuant to Spanish E-Commerce Act (Ley 34/2002 de 11 de julio, de servicios de la sociedad de la información y del comercio electrónico)
Latham & Watkins LLP operates in Madrid as a legal entity with income attributions incorporated abroad and with presence in Spain, being the legal entity incorporated abroad a Delaware limited liability partnership, operating worldwide as a limited liability partnership with an affiliate in the United Kingdom and Italy, where the practice is conducted through an affiliated multinational partnership. The personal liability of our partners is limited to the extent provided in such laws.
Latham & Watkins
María de Molina 6, 4th Floor
Representation in Spain
Managing partner of our Madrid office is Mr. Ignacio Gómez-Sancha, Latham & Watkins LLP, María de Molina 6, 4th Floor, 28006 Madrid, Tel.: +34.91.791.5000, Fax: +34.902.882.228, Email: email@example.com.
Unless otherwise stated, all Spanish lawyers from Latham & Watkins LLP are at least admitted within Spain to practice as lawyers (abogados) and belong to their respective Bar (Colegio de Abogados), not being necessary – under Spanish Laws and for the lawyers (abogados) qualified to practice within Spain – to belong to the local Bar where the professional practice is carried out.
Professional Codes of Practice
In Spain, the profession of “abogado” is regulated by a body of laws. Those being the most important Professional Codes of Practice are the Estatuto General de la Abogacía Española and the Código Deontológico de la Abogacía Españolaavailable. To view these body of laws, please click here.
Additionally, each local Bar (Colegio de Abogados) has its local body of laws, being available at their Web pages.
For the Bar of Madrid's body of laws, please click here.
Services Provided by the Firm
A description of the services provided by the firm can be found here (Madrid office).
Tax Identification Number
E. United Kingdom:
Latham & Watkins is the business name of Latham & Watkins (London) LLP, a registered limited liability partnership organised under the laws of New York and authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA No. 203820). A list of the names of the partners of Latham & Watkins (London) LLP is open to inspection at its principal place of business, 99 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3XF, and such persons are either solicitors, registered foreign lawyers or European lawyers. We are affiliated with the firm Latham & Watkins LLP, a limited liability partnership organised under the laws of Delaware.
Latham & Watkins (London) LLP
Office Managing partner for the London office is Stephen E. Kensell: Tel +44.20.7710.1110, Fax +44.20.7374.4460, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
This internet site is provided by Latham & Watkins LLP.
Latham & Watkins (London) LLP is authorised and regulated by The Solicitors Regulation Authority ("SRA"). The firm's registration number is 203820.
Information on the regulations of the SRA can be found online on the SRA’s Standards and Regulations site at https://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/standards-regulations/ and a link to the Code of Conduct for Solicitors, RELs and RFLs and to the Code of Conduct for Firms is available from this site. The SRA Standards and Regulations and various other legislative instruments referenced in the SRA Standards and Regulations govern the conduct of the firm.
Further information on the partners and their professional qualifications appears on this site under Attorneys (http://www.lw.com/globaldirectory) a search on London and Partners will provide this information for the London office. Except as stated there, the partners in the London office of Latham & Watkins (London) LLP are all admitted as Solicitors of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Other London partners will be either Registered Foreign Lawyers or US Attorneys admitted to various US State Bars.
A list of the names of all the partners may be inspected at the principal place of business of 99 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3XF.
Professional Liability Insurance
Latham & Watkins (London) LLP is required to hold professional indemnity insurance. In accordance with regulation 8(1)(n) and 8(2) of the Provision of Services Regulation 2009 we can confirm that our professional indemnity insurer is Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe Limited, c/- AON, Limited, 8 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4PL, policy number QB1200277. The insurance coverage is for claims brought against the insured entity wherever arising and is not therefore subject to territorial restriction.
Latham & Watkins (London) LLP is committed to high quality advice and client care. If you are in any way dissatisfied with our services, or about your bill, or have any suggestions as to how our service to you could be improved, please contact in the first instance the partner with whom you normally deal. If he or she cannot resolve the matter to your satisfaction please then refer it to the Office Managing Partner (Stephen E. Kensell) or our Deputy Office Managing Partner (Andrea Monks). Their contact details are available from www.lw.com. We have a procedure in place which details how we handle complaints which is available on request. In addition, if for any reason we are unable to resolve any problem between us, you may be entitled to ask the Legal Ombudsman to consider the complaint. The Legal Ombudsman’s contact details are available through their website at http://www.legalombudsman.org.uk/. For ease of reference their email address is email@example.com and their phone number is 0300 555 0333. Normally, you will need to bring a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman within six months of receiving a written response from us about your complaint. If your complaint is in relation to our bill then there may also be a right to object to the bill by applying to the court for an assessment of the bill under Part III of the Solicitors Act 1974. You are also able to complain to the Solicitors Regulation Authority if you have concerns about the conduct of any of our employees or partners. You can raise your concerns here.
Financial Services Regulation
Latham & Watkins (London) LLP not authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. However, Latham & Watkins (London) LLP is included on the register maintained by the Financial Conduct Authority so that it can carry on insurance distribution activity, which is broadly the advising on, selling and administration of insurance contracts. This part of our business, including arrangements for complaints or redress if something goes wrong, is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The register can be accessed via the Financial Conduct Authority website at www.fca.org.uk/register.
If we provide a service which includes the carrying on of an insurance distribution activity, we will do so as an ancillary insurance intermediary. However, where we do carry on insurance distribution activities, ordinarily these are limited to arranging contracts of insurance.
We can also undertake certain activities in relation to other investments which are limited in scope and incidental to our legal services or which may reasonably be regarded as a necessary part of our legal services.
London Client Account Interest Policy
When Latham & Watkins (London) LLP holds money in a general client account for a client, or for a person funding all or part of the solicitor’s fees (or if the money should have been held for a client or such other person in a client account but was not), Latham & Watkins (London) LLP will pay to such client a sum in lieu of interest.
The sum in lieu of interest will be calculated on the balance or balances held over the whole period for which cleared funds are held for such client. The rate of interest payable will equal the bank interest rate actually received (if any) on the specific client account where the money was held. In the event the effective bank interest rate is negative, Latham & Watkins (London) LLP reserves the right to pass this onto a client. The cost will be calculated based on the balance or balances held for such client at the negative interest rate actually charged by the bank.
Latham & Watkins (London) LLP has no obligation to achieve any specific rate of interest on monies held for any person.
Where funds are held in a separate designated client account just for a specific client or a specific matter, the whole of the interest earned will be credited to the account.
Where funds are held in a joint client account held jointly with another solicitors’ practice, the allocation of interest earned will depend on the agreement reached.
A sum in lieu of interest will not be paid under the following circumstances:
- If the amount calculated is £50 or less,
- On money held for the payment of a professional disbursement, once counsel etc. has requested a delay in settlement,
- If there is written agreement to contract out of the provisions of this rule under rule 7.2.
If sums of money are held intermittently during the course of acting, and the sum in lieu of interest calculated for any period is £50 or less, a sum in lieu of interest will still be paid if it is fair and reasonable in the circumstances to aggregate the sums in respect of the individual periods. Payments are made monthly on a compounded basis.
Interest is paid without any deduction of tax and where relevant must be disclosed to H M Revenue & Customs on Self Assessment (individuals) or Corporation Tax (companies) returns.
If money is held for a continuous period, and for part of that period it is held in a separate designated client account, the sum in lieu of interest for the rest of the period when the money was held in a general client account may as a result be £50 or less. A sum in lieu of interest will, however, be paid if it is fair and reasonable in the circumstance to do so.
Tax Identification Number
The value added tax identification number is GB 577 4671 93.
Latham & Watkins provides legal services under Latham & Watkins Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise in Japan. The representatives in relation to the advertisement of services by Latham & Watkins Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise lawyers listed on this website is Hiroki Kobayashi (bengoshi, Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association). In accordance with the Act on Special Measures concerning the Handling of Legal Services by Foreign Lawyers, registered foreign lawyers will only provide legal services in relation to their primary qualification and/or designated law. Those listed on the website who are not Japanese-qualified lawyers or registered foreign lawyers will not provide legal services set out in the Attorney Act and/or Act on Special Measures concerning the Handling of Legal Services by Foreign Lawyers.
Legal Notice: Transparency In Coverage
Under the Transparency in Coverage Rule, issued by the US Department of Health & Human Services, US Department of Labor, and US Department of the Treasury, effective 7/1/22, health insurance plans are required to publish machine-readable files (MRFs) that include negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The MRFs are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data, and will be updated on a monthly basis.
The link below leads to the MRFs for the firm’s US health insurance plans.
- Empire BlueCross BlueShield - https://www.empireblue.com/machine-readable-file