Karl Mah

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Karl Mah

Karl Mah

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

Karl Mah is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the firm’s Tax Department. He joined Latham & Watkins in 2006 and currently serves on the firm’s Mentoring and Knowledge Management Committees. In addition, Mr. Mah is actively involved in the firm’s diversity initiatives and leads the London office’s Asian Lawyer Affinity Group. Mr. Mah was awarded the prestigious Institute Medal and LexisNexis Prize by the Chartered Institute of Taxation for achieving the highest score in the country in the May 2008 Institute examinations, which are considered to be the 'gold standard' among tax professionals in the United Kingdom. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Mr. Mah acts for a broad range of corporate and financial clients, and his major practice area is focused on international and corporate tax matters. He has particular expertise in advising on the tax aspects of M&A and private equity deals, capital markets offerings and finance transactions.

Mr. Mah was recognised by Financial News as one of the “rising stars in the European legal profession” in 2015. The publication named Mr. Mah in its third annual Legal Services “40 Under 40” list, which identifies the “brightest up-and-coming lawyers aged under 40”.

Mr. Mah's representative transactions include advising:

The purchasers in connection with various auction acquisitions of the Nortel Networks businesses (total deal value US$1.174 billion)
Safran S.A. on the structuring of its acquisition of Rolls-Royce plc’s stake in the Turbomeca Helicopter Engine business (enterprise value €586 million)
Ares in connection with its £275 million agreement to acquire Farrow and Ball
Symantec Corporation on its US$695 million acquisition of MessageLabs Group
The lender syndicate in connection with the financing of the US$20 billion Ichthys LNG project
Onex Partners and Searchlight Capital Partners in connection with their London office openings
Riverstone Holdings LLC on its investment into and structuring of the TrailStone commodities business
The mandated lead arrangers on the US$22 billion cross-border bank/bond acquisition financing of SFR
Goldman Sachs and Lloyds in relation to the £935 million bank/bond acquisition financing of Vue Cinemas
Morgan Stanley, UBS and Nomura in connection with the £767 million IPO of Card Factory
The underwriters on the US$817 million rights issue and refinancing of Lonmin plc
The noteholders’ committee in relation to the £2.4 billion restructuring of Punch Taverns

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Education
MA

The University of Cambridge (informally known as Cambridge University or Cambridge) is a public research university located in Cambridge, United Kingdom. It is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world (after the University of Oxford), and the seventh-oldest in the world.

Postgraduate Diploma in Law with Distinction

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Memberships
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Formerly Institute of Taxation

Career History
Partner
2006 - Current

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

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Member, Mentoring Committee
Current

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

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Netflix, Inc. purchases Millarworld Co.

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Hytera Communications Corp. Ltd., Project Shortway Ltd. purchase Sepura Plc

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Altice SA purchases Cequel Communications Holdings I LLC from CNL Fund Advisors Co., BC Partners Ltd., AlpInvest Partners BV, ATP Private Equity Partners

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