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Latham & Watkins LLP

Corporate & Finance

6 ranked lawyersBand 1IndonesiaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Features a deep bench of Indonesia-focused experts handling headline mandates for major international lenders, sponsors and Indonesian corporates. Highly esteemed for its proficiency in project finance and development, capital markets and M&A transactions, as well as fundraisings in the technology sector. Particularly known for its work on equity and debt capital markets as well as refinancing mandates. Frequently acts on complex, multi-jurisdictional matters for clients in the financial services, oil and gas, mining, telecommunications and infrastructure sectors.

Strengths

An interviewee observes: "They are always responsive and take into account the client's specific needs when discussing possible solutions."

"The firm has a very strong background in Indonesia," states another source.

Work highlights

Advised Pertamina on its concurrent USD1.25 billion dual tranche senior notes issuance and tender offer for cash for a USD1 billion senior notes programme, as well as a separate USD1.5 billion senior notes offering.

Notable practitioners

Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi is well recognised in the market as a leading practitioner in project financing and development. She is deeply experienced in assisting clients with oil and gas and power projects in Indonesia.

Joseph Bevash enjoys a good reputation in project financing across Asia and is deeply experienced in acting on behalf of sponsors in Indonesian energy mandates. He is based in Seoul and also regularly operates from other Latham & Watkins offices in the Asia-Pacific region.

Michael Sturrock is well reputed for his extensive experience acting on behalf of Indonesian corporates on capital markets transactions. His expertise includes debt offerings in Indonesia's energy sector.

Sharon Lau is well regarded for her capital markets practice across South-East Asia, and especially in Indonesia. She has recently handled debt and equity issuances in Indonesia, acting for both underwriters and issuers.

Stephen McWilliams is well recognised for his project development and financing practice, especially in the oil and gas and petrochemical sectors. He is described by his clients as "very savvy in emerging markets projects."

Timothy Hia is reputed for his longstanding experience in banking and finance, regularly assisting both lenders and borrowers with major transactions in Indonesia. His expertise includes term loans, acquisition finance and loan restructuring.

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Indonesia

Banking & Finance (International Firms)


Timothy Hia
Expertise based abroad in Singapore

Capital Markets (International Firms)


Michael W Sturrock
Expertise based abroad in Singapore
Sharon Lau
Expertise based abroad in Singapore

Projects & Energy (International Firms)


Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi
Expertise based abroad in Singapore
Joseph A Bevash
Expertise based abroad in South Korea
Stephen P McWilliams
Expertise based abroad in Singapore