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Latham & Watkins LLP
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United States
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Alfred Xue is a partner in the Finance Department of the New York office of Latham & Watkins. He represents financial institutions, as well as borrowers and issuers, in leveraged finance transactions, with a particular focus on cross-border transactions and acquisition financings. Mr. Xue also has significant experience representing lenders and hedge funds in complex workouts and distressed debt situations, as well as the enforcement of creditor rights under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.


Alfred is consistently recognized by leading industry publications, including:


· Recommended as a Next Generation Partner for Commercial Lending. The Legal 500 US 2017-2022. Described as having “a very strong reputation in transactions involving direct lenders” and is “highly rated” in the industry.

· Recognized as Up and Coming for Banking & Finance by Chambers USA 2021 – 2022

· According to sources, “He has a strong reputation in the space.” “He has a strong work ethic.” “He’s client-focused.”
Chambers USA 2022

“He is brilliant – he’s extremely creative and always on top of things.”
Chambers USA 2021

· Named a Top 500 Leading Dealmaker in America by LawDragon 2021 – 2022

· Named a Rising Star for Banking by IFLR 1000 2021 – 2022

· Named a Rising Star for Banking by Law360 2020

· “An early pioneer in the direct lending market and has become a go-to advisor in the space” Private Debt Investor Rising Star Awards 2020: Lawyers

· Named a Rising Star by the New York Law Journal 2019

· “Leads complex financings for an exceptional roster of clients around the world” NYLJ Rising Star Awards 2019

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Commercial lending

(Next Generation Partners)

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From its position at the upper end of the lender and borrower markets, Latham & Watkins LLP uses its ‘knowledgeable and super responsive attorneys’ to assist the biggest banks, private equity sponsors, direct lenders and corporate borrowers on syndicated loans, multi-tiered capital structures, and complex bank and bond covenant packages. In New York, Daniel Seale , who has developed strong relationships with premier banks such as Bank of America, JP Morgan and Credit Suisse, leads the global banking practice. Michèle Penzer is also based in New York, as is up-and-coming partner Alfred Xue, a specialist in cross-border transactions and acquisition financings. The private equity group is run from Washington, DC by Manu Gayatrinath , who advised The Carlyle Group on a ESG-linked credit facility valued at $4.1bn, demonstrating the group’s ability to assist with innovative and novel financial structures. There are also experienced names in other locations, with Greg Robins and Brandon R. Anderson  operating from Los Angles and Chicago respectively.

Comparative Guides

United States: Lending & Secured Finance April 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Lending & Secured Finance laws and regulations that may occur in United States.