Latham & Watkins LLP

Projects Department

Philippines
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What the team is known for Market-leading team with impressive project development and financing expertise within the energy sector, ranging from capital raising to debt structuring. Popular choice for foreign and domestic sponsors and lenders on headline power projects, especially in relation to coal-fired power plants. Its offering is supplemented through close cooperation with leading local practices. Its practice in this space is led from the firm's Tokyo office.

Work highlights Represented a syndicate of Philippine and international financial institutions, including Rizal Commercial Banking, Bank of the Philippine Islands and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, in relation to the USD1 billion financing of the GNPower Kauswagan coal-fired power plant in Mindanao.

Notable practitioners


Michael Yoshii
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 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.