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Asia-Pacific Guide 2024

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Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Provided by Latham & Watkins LLP
Asia-Pacific

Chairman & Managing Partner: Richard M. Trobman

Number of lawyers: More than 2,700

Asia Pacific Offices: China (Beijing, Hong Kong), Japan (Tokyo), Singapore, South Korea (Seoul)

Europe Offices: Belgium (Brussels), France (Paris), Germany (Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich), Italy (Milan), Spain (Madrid), UK (London)

Middle East Offices: Saudi Arabia (Riyadh), Israel (Tel Aviv), United Arab Emirates (Dubai)

US Offices: Austin, Boston, Century City, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Washington, DC

Languages: English, Hindi, Bahasa Indonesia, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Mandarin, Punjabi, Russian, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Kannada, and other Chinese dialects

Firm Overview: 

Latham & Watkins is a leading global law firm serving multinational companies, investment banks, private equity funds, venture capital firms, start-ups, sovereign wealth funds, governments and other organisations from its 29 offices across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the US. The firm is internationally renowned for its practices, having received considerable market recognition for its handling of landmark matters. Latham lawyers offer innovative solutions to complex business and legal matters. With clients in more than 75 countries and spanning numerous industry sectors, Latham lawyers are immersed in the legal, business and regulatory issues that affect its clients’ enterprises.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Antitrust/Competition

Banking & Leveraged Finance

Capital Markets

Corporate/M&A

Data Privacy & Security

Derivatives

Energy

Financial Regulatory

High Yield

Litigation/Dispute Resolution/Arbitration

Technology, Media & Commercials

Private Equity

Project Development & Finance

Restructuring, Insolvency & Workouts

Structured Finance & Securitisation

White Collar Defence & Investigations

Main Areas of Practice: 

Antitrust/Competition:  

Latham & Watkins’ antitrust and competition lawyers in Asia work closely with lawyers worldwide to provide integrated service to clients on global compliance, cross-border merger clearance, and the local and international dimensions of competition and investigative matters in Asia.

Banking/Restructuring:  

Latham & Watkins’ lawyers in Asia represent many of the most active regional and international banks, borrowers, sponsors, financial advisors, hedge funds, leasing companies and syndicates on all forms of financing including: acquisition finance, structured and leveraged finance, and restructuring and insolvency.

Capital Markets:  

Representing clients in all of the major Asian markets, including China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, Latham & Watkins’ capital markets practice is experienced in the full spectrum of debt and equity offerings from initial public offerings and Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings to private placements, debt/equity swaps and high yield transactions.

Corporate/M&A: 

The corporate and M&A practitioners of Latham & Watkins in Asia have been advising clients in the region for more than two decades, representing them in cross-border transactions across multiple industries including the energy and power, financial services, mining and metals, retail and consumer products, Internet and digital media and telecommunications and media sectors.

Energy: 

The award-winning energy practice in Asia handles the full array of energy-related M&A, private equity, capital markets, project finance, regulatory, tax, environmental and litigation matters in the oil and gas, power and renewable energy sectors.

Litigation/Dispute Resolution:

Latham & Watkins’ litigation and dispute resolution practice has a strong record representing corporations, state-owned entities and states in a variety of international disputes.

Private Equity: 

Clients with the most complex private equity transactions worldwide trust Latham & Watkins to provide market leading legal advice. The firm’s private equity lawyers in Asia combine deep knowledge of specific industries with sophisticated transactional expertise. The firm advises world’s largest private equity firms, mid-market private equity investors, energy funds, infrastructure funds and sovereign wealth funds.

Project Development & Finance: 

Latham’s project development and finance lawyers in Asia act as lead counsel for lenders, borrowers, project companies, developers, acquirers, sellers, governments and state-related entities on projects throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The practice is known for its expertise in structuring and executing complex, multi-sourced project financings across the energy, infrastructure, mining, transport, and telecommunications sectors.

Technology, Media & Commercial: 

Latham & Watkins’ technology transactions and outsourcing practice in Asia advises clients in all forms of outsourcing transactions across a range of industries.

Ranked Offices

Provided by Latham & Watkins LLP

USA - Head office
China
  • Hong Kong
    18th Floor, One Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
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Japan
  • Tokyo
    Marunouchi Building, 32nd Floor, 2-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to, Japan, 100-6332
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Singapore
  • Singapore
    9 Raffles Place, #42-02 Republic Plaza, Singapore, Singapore Island, Singapore, 048619
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South Korea
  • Seoul
    29F One IFC, 10 Gukjegeumyung-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Seoul, South Korea, 07326
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Contributions

Latest contributions provided by Latham & Watkins LLP

Global Practice Guide
George Davis
George Klidonas
Michael Nestor
James Hughes
Authored by
George Davis, George Klidonas, Michael Nestor, James Hughes
Article • Oct 2023
Global Practice Guide
Dr Carsten Loll
Otto von Gruben
Dr Torsten Volkholz
Frank Grell
Dr Hendrik Hauke
Authored by
Dr Carsten Loll, Otto von Gruben, Dr Torsten Volkholz, Frank Grell, Dr Hendrik Hauke
Article • Apr 2023

Latham & Watkins LLP rankings

Asia-Pacific Guide 2024
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Asia-Pacific Region
Banking & Finance
1 Department
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Banking & Finance
2
Banking & Finance
2
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Capital Markets: Debt
1 Department
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Capital Markets: Debt
2
Capital Markets: Debt
2
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Capital Markets: Derivatives & Structured Products
1 Department
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Capital Markets: Derivatives & Structured Products
2
Capital Markets: Derivatives & Structured Products
2
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Capital Markets: Equity
1 Department
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Capital Markets: Equity
1
Capital Markets: Equity
1
Band 1
Capital Markets: High-Yield Products
1 Department
Department
Capital Markets: High-Yield Products
2
Capital Markets: High-Yield Products
2
Band 2
Corporate/M&A
1 Department
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Corporate/M&A
1
Corporate/M&A
1
Band 1
Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
1 Department
Department
Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
1
Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
1
Band 1
Data Protection
1 Department
Department
Data Protection
2
Data Protection
2
Band 2
Energy & Natural Resources
1 Department
Department
Energy & Natural Resources
3
Energy & Natural Resources
3
Band 3
Projects & Infrastructure
1 Department
Department
Projects & Infrastructure
2
Projects & Infrastructure
2
Band 2
Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
1 Department
Department
Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
3
Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
3
Band 3
India
Banking & Finance (International Firms)
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Banking & Finance (International Firms)
2
Banking & Finance (International Firms)
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Andrew Bishop
China expertise based abroad
Timothy Hia
Singapore expertise based abroad
Capital Markets (International Firms)
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Capital Markets (International Firms)
1
Capital Markets (International Firms)
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Rajiv Gupta
Singapore expertise based abroad
Corporate/M&A (International Firms)
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Corporate/M&A (International Firms)
1
Corporate/M&A (International Firms)
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Sidharth Bhasin
Singapore expertise based abroad
Projects & Energy (International Firms)
1 Department
Department
Projects & Energy (International Firms)
3
Projects & Energy (International Firms)
3
Band 3
Indonesia
Banking & Finance (International Firms)
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Timothy Hia
Singapore expertise based abroad
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