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Singapore: Banking and finance

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Banking and finance: foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP saw team expansion at the associate level, as well as a number of promotions, including Andrew Roche, who made partner in 2014. Other developments included the launch of Korea and Australia practices, comprising lawyers from across the firm’s global network. Timothy Hia advised Vedanta Resources on the high-value refinancing of existing credit facilities.

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Singapore: Capital markets

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Capital markets: foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Latham & Watkins LLP

Recent work at Latham & Watkins LLP spanned Singapore, India, Indonesia and Thailand, with additional transactions outside the region. A standout deal in Singapore was the firm’s involvement, on the underwriter side, on KrisEnergy’s IPO, which was the first under Singapore’s mineral, oil and gas listing rules; Michael Sturrock and Sharon Lau led the advice. Other highlights included Rajiv Gupta’s representation of the underwriters on Just Dial’s IPO in India. Min Yee Ng is recommended.

Leading individuals: foreign firms

Michael Sturrock - 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

Singapore, India and Indonesia continue to be key markets for Latham & Watkins LLP, though instructions also spanned Europe and the US. Recent Singapore/US deals include advice to Amtek Engineering on its acquisition of US-based Interplex Industries, and to Asian Food Channel on its sale to NYSE-listed Scripps Networks Interactive. Sin Chei Liang had a key role in both transactions.

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Singapore: Projects and energy

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Projects and energy: foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP has a strong reputation in energy and infrastructure projects, with expertise on both the lender and the borrower sides. Stephen McWilliams advised Roy Hill and the project sponsors on the financing of a mining project in Australia, and also worked as part of a multi-office team advising the lenders on the US$20bn financing of the Ichthys LNG project.

Leading individuals: foreign firms

Stephen McWilliams - Latham & Watkins LLP

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Singapore: Restructuring and insolvency

Foreign firms
Restructuring and insolvency: foreign firms - ranked: tier 3

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP’s 2013 highlights included acting for Avenue Capital on restructuring multiple credit facilities to Indonesian borrowers. Timothy Hia and Rod Brown are the key contacts.

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