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Latham & Watkins

45 RUE SAINT DOMINIQUE, 75007 PARIS, FRANCE
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Work 01 40 62 20 00
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Fax 01 40 62 20 62
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www.lw.com

Patrick Laporte

Tel:
Work +33 1 40 62 28 90
Email:
Web:
www.lw.com/people/patrick-laporte
Latham & Watkins LLP

Work Department

Partner

Position

Patrick Laporte is a partner in the Paris office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Corporate Department. His practice spans a wide range of major public and private domestic and cross border M&A transactions including stock exchange-related transactions and joint ventures mainly for industrial clients with a particular focus on the media and advertising, telecommunication, air transportation, energy and finance sectors.

Prior to joining the firm in January 2012, Mr. Laporte was a partner in the Paris office of Debevoise & Plimpton, which he joined in 2005 from Linklaters’ Paris office, where he became a partner in 1997.


France

Mergers and acquisitions

Within: Mergers and acquisitions

Latham & Watkins demonstrates particular strength in cross-border transactions, acting for private and public-sector clients alike, and shoulders a busy caseload of high-profile transactions. Recent highlights include advising Worldline on its strategic partnership with SIX through which Wordline would acquire SIX Payment Services for €2.3m. Pierre-Louis Cléro and Patrick Laporte, jointly with Munich-based Rainer Traugott, assisted Siemens with its €15bn merger with Alstom. Other clients include Shandong Ruyi, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and PAI Partners. Olivier du Mottay and Thomas Forschbach, who is partly based in London, are also recommended. Bénédicte Bremond made counsel and Alexander Crosthwaite made partner. Practice head Gaëtan Gianasso splits his time between Paris and London.

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