Newly public companies often continue to seek Latham’s services after the completion of an Initial Public Offering (IPO), as the firm offers public company clients one of the most experienced and respected corporate and securities practice teams in the world. At Latham, clients find teams that expertly and routinely handle the entire array of issues affecting public companies, particularly in areas such as corporate and securities laws, tax matters, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, litigation, antitrust and competition law, employee benefits and environmental law.
In 2012, Latham handled 18 percent of all US IPOs, serving as a legal advisor on 26 IPOs, with a combined value of US$5.7 billion.
The firm’s deep knowledge and insight place its securities and capital markets lawyers among the most qualified and experienced in the industry. Working with their colleagues on Latham’s global capital markets team and market-leading industry, regulatory and compliance practices, the firm’s capital markets lawyers provide client-focused legal services across all aspects of IPOs.
In 2012, Latham has been ranked as the leading legal advisor for IPOs globally, having completed 26 IPOs in the United States as well as 5 IPOs listed on European exchanges.