Latham & Watkins' lawyers in Singapore are frequently active on cross-border deals in South-East Asia. The firm is best known for its leading project financing practice, and noted for its work for an impressive range of clients including banks, private equity houses and government institutions. Also offers expertise in a wide range of other types of financing from syndicated lending and acquisition financing to leveraged transactions. Active on deals across the region, especially in Indonesia. Leverages the strength of its Singapore-based project finance and M&A teams to support clients on transactions. Key clients include Morgan Stanley, TPG Capital and Barclays Bank.
An interviewee appreciates that Latham & Watkins "have familiarity with our company and are very responsive. They balance legal opinions while appreciating commercial concerns."
A further source describes its team members as "deeply knowledgeable."
Latham & Watkins advised a consortium of TPG Capital, Sumitomo Life Insurance and other companies on a USD450 million senior facility and a USD550 million bridge-to-bond financing, which were used to finance SingLife's combination with Aviva.
Timothy Hia is highly active on financing deals across the region, with particularly strong activity in Indonesia. A source attests: "His assistance and support is crucial for our company to be able to close each deal in a manner that protects and also maximises our position in each transaction."
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