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Latham & Watkins LLP


Singapore: Banking and finance

Banking and finance – Foreign firms
Banking and finance – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP is recognised for its expertise in acquisition finance, especially for private equity sponsors such as Warburg Pincus and Partners Group. Lead partner Timothy Hia is noted for his experience across banking and finance products and capital markets transactions, including advising clients on various financing options. He was a key partner in the firm's advice to the lenders on the debt restructuring of PT Bumi Resources.  Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi is recommended for Indonesia transactions, while Stephen McWilliams is a leader in project finance.

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Singapore: Capital markets

Capital markets – Foreign firms
Leading individuals

Michael Sturrock - Latham & Watkins LLP

Rajiv Gupta - Latham & Watkins LLP

Sharon Lau - Latham & Watkins LLP

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Singapore: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A – Foreign firms
Corporate and M&A – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP is better known for capital markets work, but in partners Sharon Lau and Michael Sturrock it has a wealth of M&A and private equity transactions experience. Working in concert with the Hong Kong office, the Singapore team has upped its standing in private equity; in a recent highlight, practitioners from both offices advised Techcombank on a proposed $373m investment from Warburg Pincus. Other clients include Fullerton Healthcare, Broadcom, IntApp, GIC and Partners Group. M&A and private equity specialist Marcus Lee was elevated to the partnership in 2018.

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Singapore: Energy

Energy – Foreign firms
Energy – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 3

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP is at the forefront of project finance in the energy sector, with an established record in power, integrated LNG and gas-fired projects, LNG liquefaction and petrochemicals projects. It continues to earn accolades for its work in Indonesia, along with other frontier markets such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar. It advised the lenders on the $3.35bn financing for the development of the Tanjung Jati B 5 & 6 coal-fired power project expansion in Central Java, Indonesia. Stephen McWilliams is a big name operator, while Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi is a key figure in Indonesia oil and gas and LNG engagements.

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Singapore: Projects and energy

Projects and energy – Foreign firms
Projects and energy – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP's 'strong project finance practice' is 'the one to go for', according to one client. The practice has an outstanding track record in power, including large-scale geothermal projects, and integrated LNG and gas-fired projects. It has also impressed in LNG liquefaction and petrochemicals projects. The team is at the forefront of Indonesia power deals, is dominant in Pakistan and Bangladesh gas-to-power projects, and has experienced an uptick in engagements from Vietnam and Myanmar. It continues to have a key role in advising the sponsors on the Cirebon 2 expansion project, a 1,000MW coal-fired power plant in West Java, Indonesia. It also advised Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Nippon Export and Investment Insurance and the commercial lenders on the $3.35bn financing for the development of the Tanjung Jati B 5 and 6 coal-fired power project expansion in Java, Indonesia. Stephen McWilliams is a big name in the sector; Andrew Roche is 'very commercial', 'technically very strong' and is 'great in negotiations and managing relationships'. Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi is also a key name on Indonesia projects.

Leading individuals

Andrew Roche - Latham & Watkins LLP

Stephen McWilliams - Latham & Watkins LLP

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Singapore: TMT

TMT – Foreign firms
TMT – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 3

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP's technology transactions practice works in tandem with its industry group to provide multi-disciplinary services, and is also able to draw on the firm's expertise in its European, US and Middle Eastern offices. Sharon Lau and Rajiv Gupta head the team following Luke Grubb's departure in November 2017 to join Clifford Chance. New hires include Shihani Soysa, who joined in March 2018, and Monsiree Jirasarunya, who was a new arrival in April 2018. The team handles an impressive range of M&A, joint ventures and financing and recently advised Singapore Technologies Telemedia on its acquisition of a 74% stake in the data centre businesses of Tata Communications.

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