M. Adel Aslani-Far has joined the New York office of Greenberg Traurig, as a shareholder in the firm’s Global Corporate Practice.

Aslani-Far joins from Latham & Watkins, where he was a partner and former global co-chair of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice.

“Our M&A practice in particular has experienced robust growth globally over the past several years. Adel will play an important role, working with key counterparts in London, Amsterdam, Warsaw, Berlin, Milan, Mexico City, Tokyo, Shanghai, Seoul, and Tel Aviv, as well as our major U.S. locations, in continuing to build a top-tier global M&A practice in the collaborative Greenberg Traurig culture,” said Richard A. Rosenbaum, Greenberg Traurig’s executive chairman.

“In addition to his stellar reputation in the market and his extensive experience advising some of the world’s largest companies in their most complex transactions, this effort will benefit significantly from Adel’s long and deep relationships with many of the key people who have already joined us across our firm.”

Aslani-Far’s practice focuses on cross-border and domestic public company mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and shareholder activism and takeover defense, where he represents large multinational corporations in negotiated and hostile public M&A transactions and a broad range of private acquisitions and joint ventures around the world. He also regularly counsels public company boards, board committees and senior management on corporate governance and strategic planning, including shareholder activism and takeover defense preparedness and in defending against proxy contests and negotiating settlements with many of the most prominent activist funds. He also has substantial experience advising special committees of boards of directors in conflict of interest transactions.