Mr. Laporte is praised for his ability to work on cross-border mandates, with one interviewee remarking: "He knows how to do the job everywhere."

Chambers Europe 2020

Patrick Laporte


Patrick Laporte retired from the partnership on January 31, 2022. A partner in the Paris office of Latham & Watkins and member of the Corporate Department, Mr. Laporte mainly represented industrial clients with a particular focus on the aerospace and defense, energy, finance, media and advertising, and telecommunication sectors.

His practice has spanned a wide range of major public and private domestic and cross-border M&A transactions including stock exchange-related transactions and joint ventures.


Mr. Laporte is named in The Legal 500 EMEA 2020. 

“Mr. Laporte offers a wealth of experience in complex mergers and acquisitions transactions. He regularly advises clients active in the transportation and energy sectors.” Chambers Europe 2019

“Sources describe Mr. Laporte as 'knowledgeable of the French market.' He frequently handles high-value cross-border transactions, including restructuring mandates. His work of late has involved deals in the technology sector.” Chambers Europe 2018

  • Education
    • Postgraduate Degree Management and Finance, University of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne), 1987
    • Graduate Degree Business Law, University of Paris XI (Sud), 1984
    • Graduate Degree Electronics and Computer Sciences, University of Paris V (Descartes), 1980
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