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Robbie McLaren

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Robbie McLaren is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and has previously worked in the firm's Moscow office. His practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, reorganizations and general corporate matters.

In recent years, Mr. McLaren has represented clients who operate in a number of industries, with a particular focus on clients in the life sciences, healthcare, and mining and metals industries.

London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

Within: M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

Latham & Watkins' practice is rated for its strength in depth, which enables it to consistently handle large-scale public and private M&A, frequently for US-headquartered multinationals. Department head¬†Nick Cline¬†is the key relationship partner for a number of the firm‚Äôs global corporate clients including VEON, Aon and Qatar Investment Authority, and notably handled Thomas Cook‚Äôs sale of its Belgian airlines business to Brussels Airlines, a subsidiary of Lufthansa. He also assisted¬†Edward Barnett¬†on the disposal of Method and Ecover global consumer products businesses to SC Johnson on behalf of The Trustees of the Skagen Business Trust. Pharmaceuticals sector expert¬†Robbie McLaren¬†advised Theramex on its acquisition of the women‚Äôs healthcare assets of Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries in a deal worth $703m. On the technology side, McLaren also represented Andreessen Horowitz in connection with its minority investment in software developer Improbable World.¬†Richard Butterwick¬†acted for RPC Group in connection with its ‚ā¨262.5m acquisition of ESE World.¬†Simon Tysoe¬†acted for Uniper on its sale of a 25% stake in the Yuzhno-Russkoye gas field, located in Western Siberia, to OMV.¬†Huw Thomas ¬†was promoted to partner in January 2018.

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