What the team is known for
Milbank LLP has an 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.
An interviewee notes that Milbank "provides an excellent service, suggests solutions and understands the objectives of the issuer."
A client remarks: "Their client dedication, senior sponsorship and responsiveness are very helpful in deal execution. The knowledge base and depth of experience from the partners is also a unique asset for Milbank."
One client claims: "Their response time and quality of advice are consistently among the top percentile of firms we work with."
Milbank assisted Singapore Airlines with its SGD8.8 billion offering of ordinary shares and mandatory convertible bonds.
Milbank advised UBS and others as the underwriters in connection with Times China Holdings' issuance of USD350 million 6.2% senior notes due 2026.
Singapore-based Naomi Ishikawa heads the firm's Asia-Pacific practice, while James Grandolfo is a key contact in Hong Kong.