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Partner James Grandolfo heads Milbank’s Hong Kong office and is a member of Milbank’s Global Capital Markets Group. He has over 25 years’ experience representing issuers and investment banks in a variety of debt, equity and equity-linked capital markets transactions, including high yield and investment grade debt issuances, initial public offerings, a variety of liability management exercises, Rule 144A and Regulation S transactions and SEC-registered offerings. Active throughout Asia, including many of its emerging and frontier markets, James is especially sought out for his experience in India and the Philippines. In the Philippines in particular he advises across a variety of capital markets, M&A, private equity and leveraged finance matters and is widely considered one of the most experienced international lawyers practicing in this jurisdiction. James’ experience spans a wide range of sectors, including finance, power and energy, real estate, hospitality and gaming, TMT, infrastructure and logistics, among others. Combining his expertise in both capital markets and M&A, James advises on SPAC transactions from Asia and is also active on sustainability and sustainability-linked transactions.

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Capital Markets: Debt (International Firms) - China
4
Band 4

James Grandolfo earns a ranking for a consistent track record of advising on debt issuances relating to the Philippines from his base in Milbank's Hong Kong office. A client reports: "Jim is a senior partner who is very experienced and well connected," while another client notes that "Jim Grandolfo is on almost all our Philippines bond deals and is very knowledgeable."


Capital Markets (International Firms) - China
F
Foreign expert in Philippines

James Grandolfo earns a ranking for a consistent track record of advising on debt issuances relating to the Philippines from his base in Milbank's Hong Kong office. A client reports: "Jim is a senior partner who is very experienced and well connected," while another client notes that "Jim Grandolfo is on almost all our Philippines bond deals and is very knowledgeable."


Corporate & Finance - Philippines
Expertise based abroad in Philippines

James Grandolfo is a partner in Hong Kong. He is sought after for his expertise in both debt and equity capital markets in the Philippines. He regularly advises international financial institutions and multinationals on complex transactions and financing matters.


Capital Markets - India
Expertise based abroad in India

James Grandolfo is co-head of Milbank's India capital markets practice and boasts broad capital market expertise with experience advising on high-yield bond offerings. He has additional skills advising on notes issuance matters and is based in the firm's Hong Kong office. A client reports: "James Grandolfo is my primary contact and has been very helpful across the board."

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