James Grandolfo heads Milbank’s Hong Kong office and is a partner in the firm’s Global Capital Markets Group. James has over 20 years of experience representing issuers and investment banks in a variety of debt, equity and equity-linked capital markets transactions, including high-yield, regulatory capital, corporate hybrids, Rule 144A/Regulation S transactions and SEC-registered offerings, privatizations and liability management transactions across Asia. Highly active in many jurisdictions throughout Asia, including India, Mongolia and Vietnam, James has extensive experience advising on Philippines matters and is widely considered one of the most experienced international lawyers advising on matters in this jurisdiction. James advises across a wide array of sectors, including finance, power and energy, real estate, hospitality and gaming, TMT and infrastructure and logistics. In addition to his capital markets work, James also regularly acts in the corporate space and advising clients on a variety of M&A, equity and leveraged finance transactions and has extensive experience advising issuers and underwriters on offerings by sovereign and quasi-sovereign entities.