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 Wins Impact Deal and Innovation of the Year at Capital Relief Trade Awards - October 17, 2019
  • Asian-mena Counsel / In-House Community Honors Latham and Sungjin Kang - June 09, 2019
  • Financial Times Honors Latham & Watkins for Innovative Deal Work in Asia - May 13, 2019
  • Latham Earns Recognition for Restructuring and Structured Finance Deals of the Year in Asia - March 13, 2019
  • Latham Excels in Creditflux’s Year-End CLO League Tables - February 11, 2018

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


Webcast - Upstream Asset Securitization: When the Market Closes a Door, Does It Open a Window Elsewhere?

Media Coverage

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


Prominent Structured Finance Partner to Join Latham’s London OfficeLatham Advises Diversified Gas & Oil PLC in First-of-its-Kind SecuritizationLatham Wins Impact Deal and Innovation of the Year Awards

Thought Leadership

STS Securitisations: Further Clarity on Two Sets of Technical StandardsEU Securitisation Reporting Rules Hit the Home StretchThe Influence of Credit Derivatives on Corporate Debt Restructuring

Webcasts & Podcasts

Upstream Asset Securitization: When the Market Closes a Door, Does It Open a Window Elsewhere?