Structured Finance

Latham & Watkins is recognized for its work on complex and cutting edge structured finance transactions, development of innovative structures and securitization of new assets.

Why Latham

Latham is ranked consistently among the leading law firms in structured finance and securitization transactions. Through a team of lawyers based in the United States and Europe, this practice provides clients with integrated, multi-jurisdictional legal counsel on all of the commercial, insolvency, and tax law aspects of structured finance and securitization deals. The team also has extensive experience handling the commercial and operational issues that arise in these transactions.  

As valued business advisors, Latham’s structured finance lawyers understand each client’s needs and work to achieve their objectives. The group’s clients include:   

  • Issuers and sponsors
  • Investment banks as underwriters, placement agents, and structuring advisors    
  • Investment advisors, asset managers, and funds
  • Institutional investors
  • Insurance companies
  • Bank conduits
  • Credit enhancers and liquidity providers
  • CLOs
Comprehensive Expertise

Latham’s lawyers frequently advise clients on transactions involving “off-the-run” commercial and esoteric assets, including:

  • Aircraft leases and related assets
  • Cell tower and broadcast tower assets
  • Rental car fleets
  • Whole business securitizations

In addition, the group’s lawyers often advise on more traditional structured finance and securitization transactions, including:

  • Collateralized loan obligations (CLOs)
  • Credit card receivables
  • Derivatives
  • Sub-prime automobile loans
  • Trade receivables

Awards & Rankings

  • Latham Excels in Creditflux’s Year-End CLO League Tables - February 11, 2018
  • Latham Tops Syndicated Loan Rankings for 2014 - February 10, 2015
  • Leveraged and Acquisition Finance Practice Gains Top Loan Survey Rankings - July 23, 2012
  • Middle East Practice Advises on Two "Deals of the Year" - March 07, 2012
  • Décideurs Stratégie Finance Droit Awards Latham & Watkins Four 'Trophées' - March 14, 2010

Latham’s Structured Finance Practice is “active across a broad range of asset classes and adds value to clients on deals which are innovative or first to market.”

The Legal 500 US 2015

Media Coverage

European Roundtable: Point, Counter PointDer hochverzinsliche Bond als Alternative zum Bankkredit


Latham Advises Eurona Wireless Telecom on Complex RestructuringLatham Advises Clifford Capital on the Inaugural Infrastructure Project Finance Securitization in AsiaLatham Excels in Creditflux’s Year-End CLO League Tables

Thought Leadership

IFLR Cross-border Financing Report 2018 - GermanyIFLR Cross-border Financing Report 2018 - USIFLR Cross-border Financing Report 2018 - UK