Latham & Watkins Named Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year

June 3, 2021
Chambers USA recognized the firm as a “powerhouse in the capital markets space.”

Latham & Watkins’ Capital Markets Practice has been named Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year as part of Chambers USA’s 2021 awards program. The annual awards recognize legal teams for “pre-eminence in key jurisdictions in the country… [and] achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.”

Chambers USA described the team as a “powerhouse” whose “strong capabilities in debt and securitizations matters … reinforce its standing in the capital markets arena as a fantastic choice for major financial institutions and multinational corporates.” The coverage added, “Sources consider [Latham] to be their ‘go-to law firm’ for capital markets work.”

Ian Schuman, Global Chair of Latham’s Capital Markets Practice, said: “We’re proud and honored to be recognized for our market-leading work across securities products, particularly amid the unprecedented business challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our innovative clients around the globe inspire our work and share in this recognition from Chambers USA.”

Comprising more than 300 lawyers in the United States, Latham’s Capital Markets Practice regularly advises issuers and investment banks on their most complex debt and equity offerings. The practice combines extensive experience with an innovative and collaborative culture to pioneer new deal structures and capital markets solutions.

In addition to the Capital Markets group, Latham’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Intellectual Property Litigation Practices also received Law Firm of the Year recognitions in their respective categories.