Milbank LLP

Capital Markets Department

Asia-Pacific Region
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What the team is known for Excellent spread of high-yield mandates, including work on deals in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and Indonesia. Well-regarded and experienced teams based in Singapore and Hong Kong. Increasingly well recognised for advising international investment banks on investment-grade offerings in South-East Asia. Recognised for further DCM activity throughout the region, including MTN programmes and sovereign bond issuances. Additionally maintains a solid ECM practice, with a very strong track record of advising on IPOs and secondary offerings in the Philippines.

Strengths One interviewee notes: "The firm delivers the right advice and balance to ensure that all key legal areas have been adequately addressed to protect the client’s interest."

Work highlights Advised Adaro Indonesia and Adaro Energy in connection with the issuance of USD750 million 4.25% guaranteed senior notes due 2024.

Acted on behalf of Standard Chartered Bank in relation to a high-yield bond issuance by JSW Steel.

Notable practitioners

Singapore-based Naomi Ishikawa heads the firm's Asia-Pacific practice, while James Grandolfo is a key contact in Hong Kong.