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Latham & Watkins LLP

9 RAFFLES PLACE, #42-02 REPUBLIC PLAZA, SINGAPORE 048619, SINGAPORE
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Work +65 6536 1161
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Singapore: Banking and finance

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

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP’s strengths include project finance, leveraged and acquisition finance, and cross-border syndicated loans. Timothy Hia was the lead adviser to Energi Mega Persada on a reserve-based facility for EMP Bentu to refinance existing debt. STATS ChipPAC, Pertamina (Persero) and Avenue Capital are other clients.

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Singapore: Capital markets

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Capital markets: foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP’s Michael Sturrock and Min Yee Ng acted for SP PowerAssets in a $700m notes issuance under an S$8bn global medium term note (MTN) programme. The pair also worked with Timothy Hia and members of other offices to advise STATS ChipPac on its $425m bond offering. India practice head Rajiv Gupta and managing partner Sharon Lau are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Michael Sturrock - Latham & Watkins LLP

Next generation lawyers

Marcus Lee - Latham & Watkins LLP

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Singapore: Corporate and M&A

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Corporate and M&A: foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP’s Sharon Lau recently advised GIC on a $350m joint investment (along with Bain Capital and Advent International) in QuEST Global Services. Michael Sturrock’s team also includes Chei Liang Sin, who is experienced in domestic Singapore M&A as well as the Singapore law aspects of cross-border transactions. Rod Brown recently joined Mayer Brown JSM, while Dipti Thakar moved to Harneys.

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Singapore: Energy

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Energy: foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Latham & Watkins LLP

In 2015, Latham & Watkins LLP’s Chei Liang Sin acted for Dian Swastatika Sentosa in its $1.8bn reverse takeover of SGX-listed coal mining company United Fiber System. Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi is global co-chair of the power industry practice, while another key name is Michael Sturrock. Hong Kong-based David Blumental, who is global co-chair of the oil and gas industry group, spends a significant portion of time in Singapore.

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Singapore: Projects

Foreign firms
Projects: foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP’s Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi acted for Pertamina (Persero) as the sponsor in the S$2.8bn development and financing of the Donggi-Senoro LNG project in Indonesia. Other clients include San Miguel Corporation, Asian Development Bank and Marubeni Corporation. Stephen McWilliams has a circa 20-year track record handling project development and financing transactions in Asia Pacific. Joseph Bevash splits his practice between Singapore, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

Leading individuals

Stephen McWilliams - Latham & Watkins LLP

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Singapore: TMT

Foreign firms
TMT: foreign firms - ranked: tier 3

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP’s Luke Grubb led a team advising Tencent on the acquisition of the exclusive internet rights to ESPN reporting, including live sports content. Bitnet and Royal Caribbean Cruises also instruct the firm.

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