Joseph A. Bevash is the Office Managing Partner of Latham’s Tokyo and Seoul offices, resident in Hong Kong. He is a member of the Finance Department.
Mr. Bevash has extensive experience representing lenders, underwriters, and owner/developers in connection with a wide variety of international projects, including many of the Asian region’s landmark power, gas and petrochemical projects in Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
His experience includes structuring, negotiating and documenting credit arrangements involving commercial banks and governmental agency lenders, as well as representations involving the issuance of debt securities pursuant to Rule 144A under the United States Securities Act of 1933.
Mr. Bevash is recognized by legal publications such as Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, IFLR 1000 and The Legal 500 as one of the leading finance lawyers in the Asia region for project development and finance transactions.
In the most recent editions of Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific, Mr. Bevash was ranked in the top tier of leading individuals for Projects in Asia-Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam, with the directory describing him as having "gravity of a major figure in the project finance sector, who has been in Asia for decades." He has also been praised by clients as being "by far, one of the best in terms of project finance transactions. He is adept at finding solutions and providing solid advice to all the parties", "very skilled in negotiations", "able to work the discussion in a way that leads to resolution", "incredibly supportive", and that "if it's a situation requiring brainpower or innovative thinking, I go to Joe."
Mr. Bevash is listed as a leading individual for Japan banking and finance, Japan construction, projects and energy and is recommended for work in the Philippines by Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2016. The guide notes that “Tokyo-based project finance expert Joseph Bevash has a strong track record in the Philippines” and also that he is the “key contact” for work in South Korea. Mr. Bevash is rated a leading lawyer by IFLR 1000 2016 for Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong and is listed for banking, energy and infrastructure and project finance in energy and oil and gas.
In April 2011, Mr. Bevash received the “Outstanding Contribution Award” from Chambers & Partners which recognized his contribution to the development of the legal industry in Asia.
Mr. Bevash is qualified to practice before the California bar and in Hong Kong as a Solicitor.