Sydney M. Smith > Latham & Watkins LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Latham & Watkins LLP
WASHINGTON DC 20004-1304
United States
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Sydney Smith, a counsel in the Washington, D.C. office, has decades of experience and expertise in pre-merger notification compliance. She counsels clients on the antitrust implications of their business activities.

Ms. Smith has significant experience with international and cross-border transactions. She regularly advises clients on clearance strategy and coordinates US and international merger control filings and clearance efforts. She has been deeply involved in pre-merger notification compliance throughout her career and specializes in Hart-Scott-Rodino analysis and filings.




Lawyer Rankings

United States > Antitrust > Merger control

The ‘excellent‘ antitrust team at Latham & Watkins LLP ‘has outstanding knowledge of the agencies, is efficient in its work process, and fields a deep bench of more-than-capable associates‘. Global practice co-head Amanda ReevesJason Cruise and counsel Alan Devlin ‘are superstars; they are smart, efficient and practical‘. Agrium (now Nutrien) appointed a team led by Michael Egge, recently promoted partner Farrell Malone and Reeves to obtain clearance for its merger of equals with Potash. In San Francisco, Karen Silverman and client-recommended counsel Jason Daniels are currently representing home security company Ring in the antitrust aspects of its acquisition by Amazon for over $1bn. Also notable are counsel Sydney Smith, who advised Siemens on the US aspects of its merger of equals with Alstom, and San Francisco’s Christopher Yates, who co-heads the global practice with Reeves.