Latham & Watkins Appoints London Lawyer

Latham & Watkins has appointed David Walker to the firm’s London office as a partner in the corporate department. Walker is an M&A lawyer with a particular focus on all aspects of private equity work.

PRESS RELEASE

Latham & Watkins LLP is pleased to announce that David Walker has joined the firm’s London office as a partner in the Corporate Department. Walker is an M&A lawyer with a particular focus on all aspects of private equity work . Over the years, he has built a reputation as one of the most prominent private equity lawyers in the UK.

Walker’s client base comprises a number of the world’s leading private equity firms and other financial investors, and he has been at the cutting-edge of the practice for many years. He has advised on numerous landmark deals, many of which have broken new ground for their complexity, size and innovation.

Nick Cline, Latham & Watkins’ London Office Managing Partner, said: “David is an outstanding lawyer and a great addition to both our London office and our corporate practice. His formidable skills and deep expertise distinguish him. David’s arrival is a key development in the expansion of our vibrant and growing London office, which is approaching 250 lawyers. He will be a significant contributor to the practice, and we see him playing a major role in helping capitalise on our global capabilities, particularly in private equity and finance.”

“David’s practice will integrate well with our highly talented private equity and leading finance teams in London and across the firm and we are delighted that he has joined us,” added Daniel Lennon, Global Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Corporate Department.

“Latham’s growth in London has been impressive, and the opportunity to join the team at this point in its development is very exciting. The quality of Latham’s offering in London reflects its strength in many other jurisdictions around the world and is indicative of the firm’s commitment to building the preeminent global law firm. I really admire Latham’s entrepreneurial culture and teamwork which have helped it to become a major force in the increasingly competitive legal market,” said Walker.

Walker joins Latham & Watkins from Clifford Chance in London. He received a BA (Hons) in History from Kings’ College, London in 1988 and completed his Law Society Finals in 1991 at the College of Law.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm with approximately 2,000 attorneys in 31 offices located in Abu Dhabi, Barcelona, Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New Jersey, New York, Orange County, Paris, Riyadh, Rome, San Diego, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. For more information on Latham & Watkins, please visit the Web site at www.lw.com.

Notes to Editor

Latham & Watkins operates as a limited liability partnership worldwide with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in the United Kingdom, France and Italy and affiliated partnerships conducting the practice in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. Latham & Watkins practices in Saudi Arabia in association with the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi.

Contacts

Nick Cline, London Office Managing Partner +44.20.7710.1087

Daniel Lennon, Global Chair of the Corporate Department +1.202.637.2347

Kind regards,

Matthew Dick
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