March 11, 2008
Latham & Watkins was named Project Finance Team of the Year in the 2008 IFLR Asia Awards. IFLR acknowledged Latham & Watkins' extensive project finance capability across the Asian region, in particular Latham's expertise in the energy and natural resources sectors. IFLR noted that Latham worked on a string of high profile deals in 2007 including the innovative Fujian Refining & Ethylene project, China's first integrated refining and petrochemical project with foreign participation, and the Sarulla geothermal power project in Indonesia, one of the world's largest single-contract geothermal projects. The Latham team was also recognized in the Project Finance Deal of the Year category for its role as international counsel on the landmark Fujian Refining & Ethylene project.