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Latham & Watkins LLP

Corporate & Finance (International Firms)

Band 2MalaysiaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Well-established presence in the market, known for its expertise regarding capital markets. Regularly acts on Malaysian deals involving equity capital markets, as well as M&A and loan facilities. Handles both inbound and outbound deals involving Malaysia, including in the healthcare, energy, TMT, real estate and retail sectors. Handles much of its Malaysia work out of Singapore, as well as from its Tokyo and Hong Kong offices.

Strengths

A client appreciates that the team is "experienced and able to provide a very good level of overall service." This interviewee also appreciates its lawyers' "impressive attention to the details of the business and knowledge and familiarity with the Malaysian business environment."

Work highlights

Advised HLT Healthcare on its USD1 billion acquisition of Columbia Asia Healthcare, which operate 17 hospitals across Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia.

Notable practitioners

Singapore-based partner Sharon Lau is a key point of contact for clients.

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