Biography

Mr. Branch is a partner and co-chair of the Corporate Department in Chicago at Latham & Watkins LLP.  His practice focuses on capital markets transactions and securities regulation, with a particular interest in securities offerings by non-US issuers. He has extensive experience in securities financings in public and private markets, and has represented public- and private-sector companies, investment banks and sovereign governments in global capital markets transactions.  Recently, Mr. Branch led SEC-registered initial equity offerings and US stock exchange listings by LivaNova plc and Ferroglobe plc, London-based multinational corporates, and regularly represents them on US compliance matters.  He was named to "Forty Under Forty" lists by the National Law Journal in 2013 and Crain's Chicago Business in 2015.  A native of Mexico City, Mr. Branch is fluent in Spanish and French and proficient in Italian.