Sam Newhouse, Global Vice Chair of the firm’s M&A Practice, advises clients on a broad mixture of high-value public and private M&A transactions and joint ventures, across a range of sectors. He has extensive experience handling complex cross-border transactions, regularly working across Europe, the US, Africa, and India.

Mr. Newhouse has spent time seconded to ExxonMobil Corporation’s M&A Legal Team in London and to Hewlett Packard’s M&A Legal Team in Geneva.

Mr. Newhouse’s representative matters include advising:

  • EIG on its US$19 billion joint venture with Repsol in relation to Repsol’s global upstream business
  • The consortium led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital on its £4.25 billion acquisition of Chelsea Football Club
  • The Adani Group on its US$10.5 billion acquisition of Holcim’s stake in Ambuja Cements and ACC
  • 888 plc on its £2.2 billion reverse takeover of William Hill’s international business
  • Benevolent AI, the AI drug company, on its €1.5 billion sale and listing on Euronext via a SPAC
  • ReNew, India’s leading pure-play renewable energy producer, on its US$8 billion sale and listing on NASDAQ via a SPAC
  • Whirlpool Corporation on its joint venture with Arçelik A.Ş creating a combined €6 billion revenue business, as part of its global portfolio transformation
  • Omnicom Group on its Class 1 US$835 million acquisition of Flywheel Digital, the digital commerce business of Ascential
  • Block M shareholders on bp’s agreement to acquire a 50.03% interest in Lightsource bp, one of the world’s leading developers and operator of utility-scale solar and battery storage assets
  • CoStar Group, Inc. on its recommended £100 million cash offer for London listed OnTheMarket plc
  • Vivo Energy on its merger with Engen, creating one of Africa’s largest energy distribution companies with 3,900 retail stations
  • Zapp Electric Vehicles Limited, a UK-based, a high-performance two-wheel electric vehicle company on its US$573 million de-SPAC transaction with CIIG Capital Partners II
  • The Carlyle Group on various matters, including:
    • The US$825 million acquisition of Occidental’s entire onshore portfolio in Colombia
    • Its increase in its stake in Varo Energy
  • BP on various matters, including:
    • The US$10.5 billion acquisition of BHP Billiton’s US onshore oil and gas business*
    • The US$1 billion joint venture with Reliance Industries Limited to include a 1,400 retail service station network and aviation fuels business across India*
    • The sale of 11.5% and 8.5% of Castrol India, which is listed on the Mumbai stock exchange and the National Stock Exchange*
    • The US$486 million disposal of its operated interest in the CATS Pipeline to Antin Infrastructure Partners*
    • The US$775 million disposal of its upstream oil and gas business in Pakistan to Hong Kong listed United Energy Group Limited*
  • Tullow Oil on various matters including its US$1.8 billion bond
  • Neptune Energy (backed by funds advised by Carlyle and CVC) on various matters, including the US$3.9 billion acquisition of ENGIE E&P International (nominated for the Energy & Infrastructure Deal of the Year at The Lawyer European Awards)*
  • Microsoft on various investments made by its US$1 billion Climate Innovation Fund
  • Total on its US$7.45 billion acquisition of Maersk Oil (World Oil & Gas Awards Deal of the Year)*
  • DAZN Group and Access Industries on various matters, including:
    • The considered acquisition of BT Sport from BT plc
    • The combination of DAZN’s global sports content company, Perform Content, with Vista Equity Partners portfolio company, STATS LLC, the leader in sports AI (nominated for TMT Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards)*
  • Essar on its US$12.9 billion sale of the Vadinar refinery and port in India to Rosneft, Trafigura, and others (IFLR M&A Deal of the Year)*
  • Eni on its US$3.3 billion takeover of Burren Energy plc, which holds assets in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Turkmenistan*
  • Emirates National Oil Company on its takeover of Dragon Oil valuing the company at US$6.25 billion*
  • Vivo Energy plc on its US$2 billion IPO and dual listing on the London Stock Exchange and Johannesburg Stock Exchange*
  • Exova the oil and gas testing company on its US$620 million takeover by Element Materials Technology, the Bridgepoint portfolio company*
  • The private equity owners of Nycomed, the pharmaceutical company, on its US$9.6 billion disposal to Takeda*
  • The private equity owners of Guala Closures, the closure company, on its US$1.1 billion disposal to Space4*
  • One Equity Partners on various matters, including:
    • The acquisition of Capita plc’s Trustmarque business
    • The acquisition, together with Buckthorn Partners, of Amey UK plc
  • ArcLight on various matters, including its disposal of North Sea Midstream Partners to Wren House*
  • Straumur on its disposal of a 50% stake in West Ham United to David Gold and David Sullivan*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • LPC (Distinction), BPP Law School, London
  • Diploma in Law, College of Law
  • BA (Hons)/MA, Oxford University