Alexander Crosthwaite is a partner in the Paris office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Corporate Department. He focuses on complex mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, public company representation, as well as securities laws.


Recognized as a Notable Practitioner. IFLR 1000 France 2020

Financial Services Lawyer of the Year. The Deal 2018

Mr. Crosthwaite's experience includes representing:

  • Webhelp in its US$4.8 billion combination with Concentrix Corporation
  • Imerys, the world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, on its exclusive negotiations to sell its High Temperature Solutions business (HTS) to Platinum Equity
  • Astorg in the signing of a binding agreement with Alpha Private Equity whereby Astorg will acquire IPCOM, a pan-European leading B2B specialty distributor of technical and building insulation products
  • TA Associates in the partial sale of Odealim, a leading French insurance brokerage firm for real estate professionals
  • Tradesy, a pioneer in the US second-hand fashion industry, in its acquisition by Vestiaire Collective
  • Astorg in the acquisition of IQ-EQ by a Continuation Fund
  • Astorg and Goldman Sachs in the sale of HRA Pharma, a rapidly expanding, innovation-driven consumer healthcare company, to Perrigo
  • Webhelp in its acquisition of OneLink, an innovator in digitally-enabled CX, BPO, and technology services
  • Astorg in its acquisition of Solina, the leading European manufacturer of ingredient and seasoning blends for the food industry from Ardian
  • Elsan Group, a portfolio company of KKR, in its acquisition of  Groupe C2S, a France-based company operating private clinics
  • KKR in its acquisition of a controlling interest in French hospital operator Elsan alongside CVC, Téthys, Ardian, and other French institutional investors
  • Impala in the takeover of the cosmetics group Alès Groupe in bankruptcy proceedings
  • Calliditas in its acquisition of controlling Interest in Genkyotex, a leader in NOX inhibition therapies, followed by a public tender offer
  • ATEC in its public tender offer for EOS imaging, a leader in outcome-improving orthopedic medical imaging and software solutions
  • TechnipFMC in its planned spin-off transaction to separate into two industry-leading, independent, publicly traded companies
  • KKR and the founders of Webhelp, one of the world’s leading providers of customer experience and business process outsourcing (BPO) on the €2.4 billion sale of the company to GBL
  • BofA Merrill Lynch in connection with the setting up of its Paris-based EU broker dealer in the context of Brexit
  • Astorg in its acquisition of Nemera, the world leader in the design, development, and manufacturing of drug delivery devices for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and generics industries
  • Astorg Partners and SGG in the leveraged acquisitions of Equitis, CIM, First Names, Lawson Conner, and Augentius
  • CDPQ in its joint acquisition with Suez Environment of GE Water
  • Tikehau in its leveraged acquisition, with Raise and IDI, of Meriguet
  • Worldline in its acquisition of SIX Payment Services from SIX in exchange for listed stock
  • Astorg Partners in its acquisition, with Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, of HRA Pharma
  • KKR in its acquisition of Webhelp, a technical consultancy, customer experience, and business process outsourcing

Bar Qualification

  • Avocat (Paris)


  • Master in Management, HEC Paris, 2005
  • Postgraduate Degree Business and Tax Law, University of Paris I, 2005
  • Graduate Degree Private Law, University of Paris XI, 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English