Clients from around the world come to Latham & Watkins’ Banking Practice for strategic, focused and efficient representation on their most significant financing transactions.

Why Latham

Serving Global Financial Markets

With lawyers based throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, Latham’s global Banking Practice is among the largest of any law firm. Latham’s banking lawyers represent investment banks and other financial institutions in their capacities as agents, arrangers, and lenders, as well as corporate borrowers and private equity firms, in structuring and executing the most complex financings across industries and around the globe.

Clients trust Latham’s banking lawyers to take a practical, business-oriented approach to achieving their objectives. Latham’s lawyers have a sophisticated understanding of the expectations and requirements of both sides to a financing transaction and provide counsel tailored to each client’s needs.

Comprehensive Expertise and Broad-based Experience

Latham represents clients in a wide variety of financings, including:

  • Asset-based loans
  • Bridge loans
  • Cash flow loans
  • Cross-border financings
  • Investment grade loans
  • Leveraged financings
  • Multi-currency financings
  • Secured loans
  • Syndicated loans
  • Working capital facilities

Latham’s banking lawyers work in tandem with members of the firm’s Capital Markets, InsolvencyMergers & Acquisitions, and other practices to develop innovative structures and to facilitate the smooth consummation of transactions. They offer clients particular strength in the context of leveraged finance, bank and bond financings, debt restructurings, and workouts.

Structuring an MLP Finance

Watch this video interview with partner Catherine Ozdogan to learn more about structuring an MLP finance.

Awards & Rankings

  • Alfred Xue Named a Rising Star by the New York Law Journal - November 03, 2019
  • Latham Named Banking and Finance Law Firm of the Year at 2019 JUVE Awards - October 24, 2019
  • New York Partner Recognized for Excellence - October 13, 2019
  • Finance Partner Named Among Iberia's Most Outstanding Lawyers - September 26, 2019
  • Bay Area Partners Honored as Top Artificial Intelligence Lawyers in California - June 27, 2019

Latham’s Banking team “acts for a multifaceted client base, including a number of leading international banks on the lender side and private equity firms and corporates on the borrower side, in relation to leveraged and acquisition finance matters.”

Chambers Global 2019


Risk Management and Regulatory Examination/Compliance Seminar

Media Coverage

Rising Star: Alfred XueTop Artificial Intelligence Lawyers in California: Haim ZaltzmanCalifornia Trailblazer: Haim Zaltzman


Alfred Xue Named a Rising Star by the New York Law JournalLatham Advises on The Carlyle Group’s Acquisition of a 37% Stake in CEPSALatham Named Banking and Finance Law Firm of the Year at 2019 JUVE Awards

Thought Leadership

FSB Concerns Over Cloud Concentration in Financial Services Continues ESG Factors Enter Global Leveraged Finance Market130 Banks Commit to UN Principles for Responsible Banking

Webcasts & Podcasts

Funding Growth Through DebtNavigating Tax Reform: A Plain English Discussion of Financing, M&A Transaction, and Disclosure Issues