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Latham & Watkins Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise

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What the team is known for

Latham & Watkins has a market-leading team of lawyers for Philippines mandates, with impressive project development and financing expertise within the energy sector. Popular choice for foreign and domestic sponsors and lenders on headline power projects, including coal and LNG projects, as well as transportation infrastructure. Its practice in this space is led from the firm's Tokyo office, with assistance from other regional and global offices at Latham & Watkins, such as Singapore and London. Its clientele includes San Miguel, Meralco and Bank of the Philippine Islands.

Strengths

A source reports that "the lawyers at Latham & Watkins are very commercially oriented and proactive in providing solutions to highly complex issues. They have a very deep understanding of the Philippines projects and energy markets."

An interviewee says that the team is "very dedicated and easy to reach."

Work highlights

Latham & Watkins' teams in Tokyo, Singapore and London advised San Miguel and SMC Global Power Holdings on the development of an LNG import terminal, including FSU, in Batangas, the Philippines.

Notable practitioners

Michael Yoshii is based in Singapore and enjoys a strong reputation for his expertise in advising clients on major energy projects in the Philippines. He frequently assists lenders and developers with high-value project financing, particularly in relation to coal and LNG projects.

Richard Fleming is recognised by sources for his role in numerous high-value matters in the Philippines. He regularly advises leading Philippine power companies, as well as international banks, on project financing and development.

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Latham & Watkins Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise

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Location

Marunouchi Building

32nd Floor

2-4-1 Marunouchi

Chiyoda-ku

Philippines

100-6332

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Philippines

Projects, Infrastructure & Energy


Michael J Yoshii
Expertise based abroad in Singapore
Richard Fleming
Expertise based abroad in Japan