David Allinson > Latham & Watkins LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Latham & Watkins LLP
1271 Avenue of the Americas
NY 10020
United States

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Mr. Allinson is the global Co-chair of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice and the former Co-chair of the Private Equity Practice and the New York Corporate Department. Mr. Allinson has broad mergers and acquisitions experience, encompassing both public and private acquisitions, dispositions, carve-outs, tender offers, going-private transactions, co-investments, joint ventures and general corporate matters, including corporate governance and takeover defense.


Corporate Partner



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United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Private equity buyouts

(Leading lawyers)

David Allinson

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP offers a strong international service to private equity clients, including a deep and experienced bench of lawyers across key commercial centres such as California, New York, Washington DC, Houston, and Boston, as well as working in close collaboration with its global offices on cross-border (both inbound and outbound) investments. The team handles bulge-bracket and middle-market transactions, including buyouts, take-privates, and minority investments, life-cycle investment support for portfolio companies, and also advises on complex arrangements such as cross-border carve outs and SPAC transactions, both acquisitions and take-publics. The team is led from Washington DC by global PE head Paul Sheridan, who focuses on major buyouts, primarily cross-border, and leads the firm’s relationship with Onex, among other clients, while corporate head Daniel Lennon in DC and the highly experienced Howard Sobel are also key senior names in the team, with notable client relationships including Carlyle and Leonard Green. David Allinson  continued his impressive work in the energy sector, advising Arclight Capital Partners on the $1.9bn acquisition of a fossil generation portfolio, while Justin Hamill advised key client KKR on its $1.1bn acquisition of KMR Music Royalties from Kobalt. Alexandra Kelly  remains highly active, and Boston’s Kristen Grannis is noted for her middle-market expertise, particularly her work on late-stage pre-IPO ‘unicorn’ investments. Lawyers are in New York unless otherwise stated.