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Thomas Malone

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Tom Malone is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Initiatives Committee. He represents private equity funds and public and private companies in connection with various matters involving:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Complex investments
  • Carve-outs
  • Auction processes
  • Joint ventures
  • Recapitalizations
  • Other general corporate matters


Corporate Partner


Latin America: International firms

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Latham & Watkins LLP reinforced its Latin America M&A credentials with the hire of Juan Picón, Ignacio Gómez-Sancha and José Antonio Sánchez-Dafos to its Madrid office from DLA Piper LLP (US). Picón, who was global co-chair at his former firm, and the other new partners, share a longstanding focus on Latin America, representing both Spanish clients with interests in the region as well as a number of multinational Latin American companies. More broadly, the firm is consistently active in Latin America M&A and private equity investments, most notably in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Mexico is its primary market, followed by other key jurisdictions such as Argentina, Chile and Colombia, and is client roster includes Andes Mining & Energy, Ashmore Management, Carlyle, Fermaca Global, Grupo Aval, Linzor Capital Partners, Oaktree Capital, Mexichem and Sempra Energy. The practice recently advised IFM Global Infrastructure Fund on the $935m tender offer by Magenta Infraestructura (its joint venture with OHL Concesiones), to acquire shares in Mexico-based transport-infrastructure operator OHL Mexico; and also assisted Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec with its acquisition of an 80% stake in Enel Green Power’s Mexico-based portfolio of wind and solar assets. Latin America-practice co-chair Antonio Del Pino is a top name in regional M&A, while Thomas Malone has longstanding experience in Mexico. Co-chair of the energy, oil and gas industry group Christopher Cross is also noted for Mexico energy transactions while Madrid-based Ignacio Pallarés is recommended for deals across the region. All partners are New York-based unless stated otherwise.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Corporate governance

Within: Corporate governance

Latham & Watkins LLP advises company-side clients in shareholder activism campaigns, as well as assisting with public company regulatory and hostile takeover defense matters. Keith Halverstam, Thomas Malone and Orange County-based Charles Ruck advised Cognizant Technology Solutions on a campaign by Elliott Management, which ended with the addition of three directors to the board, one of whom was nominated by Elliott. Chicago-based Bradley Faris led a team advising Accuride Corporation, which obtained shareholder approval for its sale to funds managed by Crestview Advisors despite the objection of a 19% owner. Thomas Christopher represented NRG Energy in its battle with both Elliott Management and Bluescape Energy Partners. In Los Angeles, Steven Stokdyk and Paul Tosetti advised Motorcar Parts of America on defending an activist campaign, while in San Diego Craig Garner advised ViaSat Inc on its subjection to an alleged ‘bear raid’. Joel Trotter in Washington DC is a key name of note for governance and securities reviews - he advised VEON, formerly known as VimpelCom, on issues regarding its status as a Nasdaq-listed foreign private issuer. Other clients for general public company securities and governance matters include Energy Transfer Partners, Allergan, Caesars Entertainment and Advanced Micro Devices. Unless indicated otherwise, named attorneys are based in New York.

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