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Latham & Watkins LLP

Projects & Infrastructure: International

3 ranked lawyersBand 1SingaporeAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Latham & Watkins maintains a market-leading reputation for handling high-profile power and oil and gas mandates across the Asia-Pacific region from its Singapore office. Highly experienced with both traditional and renewable energy projects. A trusted adviser to commercial banks, sponsors and export credit agencies on complex project financings and refinancings, especially those involving Indonesia. Also highly valued for advice on headline infrastructure project development matters. Latham & Watkins regularly advises leading clients such as Asian Development Bank, JBIC and Pertamina.

Strengths

A client says about Latham & Watkins: "We have a good rapport with the team, which is diligent. They are problem solvers."

Work highlights

Latham & Watkins acted for Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Nippon Export and Investment Insurance and other export credit agencies and lenders on the USD8.3 billion refinancing of the Ichthys LNG project in Australia.

Notable practitioners

Don Stokes has an excellent reputation for power and infrastructure project financing and development, and is noted for his Vietnam and Cambodia expertise. A source comments that "his attention to detail and ability to understand hidden risks related to specific contract terms is exceptional." "He is extremely experienced and very well respected in the industry," confirms a client.

Michael Yoshii is a partner in Singapore with significant experience on projects matters across South-East Asia, especially the Philippines and Indonesia. A client reports: "Michael is the driving force for negotiations."

Stephen McWilliams is a well-established project finance and development lawyer in the region, acting from the firm's Singapore and Tokyo offices. One client says that "he has very broad and deep experience and is particularly strong on complex projects in the LNG and mining spaces." Another source comments that "he is incredibly experienced in international finance transactions and helpful in articulating issues and putting them into a commercial risk context."

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Projects & Infrastructure: International

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Location

9 Raffles Place

#42-02 Republic Plaza

Singapore

Singapore Island

Singapore

048619

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Singapore

Projects & Infrastructure: International


Don Stokes
Band 3
Michael J Yoshii
Band 2
Stephen P McWilliams
Band 1