Structured Finance

Latham advises clients on bespoke capital raising and investment solutions to meet their complex financing needs, often working on the most cutting-edge structured finance and securitization transactions in the global market.

Why Latham

We focus on addressing each client’s specific needs, leveraging vast global resources to efficiently achieve their objectives. We regularly work with all major market participants, including issuers and sponsors, banks, investors and funds, insurers, as well as credit enhancers and liquidity providers.

Latham frequently counsel clients on transactions involving “off-the-run” commercial and esoteric assets, including aircraft leases and related assets, cell and broadcast towers, rental car fleets, and whole business securitizations. We also advise on more traditional transactions, including US and European collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), credit card receivables, sub-prime auto loans, cash and synthetic securitizations, and trade receivables.

Our team consistently ranks among the world’s elite legal advisors across jurisdictions. We provide seamless cross-border counsel on all of the commercial, insolvency, and tax law aspects of structured finance and securitization deals, drawing on extensive experience handling the commercial and operational issues that arise in these transactions.

Awards & Rankings

  • Latham Advises on GlobalCapital’s Private Securitization of the Year - June 09, 2021
  • Firm Wins Seven China Business Law Journal Awards - May 17, 2021
  • Two Partners Honored as California Trailblazers - October 06, 2020
  • Firm Wins 4 Practice Honors at China Law Awards - May 20, 2020
  • Latham Wins Impact Deal and Innovation of the Year at Capital Relief Trade Awards - October 17, 2019

“Acting for a wide range of funds, private equity houses, banks, issuers and other financial institutions on sophisticated transactions in the London and European markets, [Latham’s securitization practice] has significant expertise in asset-backed securities, public and private securitisations, cash and synthetic securitisations, and both European and US CLO transactions.”

The Legal 500 US 2020

Media Coverage

Rising Star: Latham & Watkins' David ZiyambiEuropean Roundtable: Point, Counter PointDer hochverzinsliche Bond als Alternative zum Bankkredit


Latham & Watkins Expands Structured Finance Practice in ChicagoLatham & Watkins Advises Itau, KfW, and MetLife in Second-ever International Securitization of Government Receivables for Public Works in ParaguayLatham & Watkins Advises on McLaren’s Refinancing and Equity Investment

Thought Leadership

In Practice: SPAC-Linked Margin LoansEBA Consults on Prudential Disclosures on ESG RisksPrivate Capital Insights

Webcasts & Podcasts

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