Latham bolsters London and New York bases with A&O and CMS partner hires

A&O US corporate veteran and CMS London litigator join acquisitive US firm

Latham & Watkins has strengthened its London and New York offices with the hire of Allen & Overy (A&O) US corporate partner Peter Harwich and CMS UK litigator Ian Felstead.

Harwich is leaving A&O’s New York office after more than 15 years with the firm, during which time he has worked on high-profile deals including SAP’s $3.4bn acquisition of SuccessFactors and IT company CSC’s 2015 combination with SRA to create a $5.5bn (£4bn) company.

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