Latham & Watkins is a top-flight law firm renowned for advising major Philippine and international conglomerates and financiers on corporate and financial mandates. Core areas of expertise include debt and equity capital market and financing transactions, as well as foreign direct investment and M&A matters. Serves an impressive roster of clients in the energy, real estate and financial services industries. Its Hong Kong and Singapore teams are especially involved in the firm's Philippines work. Notable clients of the firm include Citigroup, HSBC and San Miguel.
Benjamin Carale in Hong Kong is respected for his expertise in capital markets deals within the Philippines. He additionally advises high-profile corporates on M&A. One source describes him as "highly skilled" and appreciates that he "combines his technical expertise with a keen understanding of the transaction. He is very adept at seeking solutions to help get the deal done. He has an extensive network in the Philippines."
Diana Dizon is an associate in Latham & Watkins' Hong Kong office. She is well regarded for her work on DCM and ECM mandates in the Philippines.