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

  • Bay Area Partners Honored as Top Artificial Intelligence Lawyers in California - June 27, 2019
  • Two West Coast Partners Named California Trailblazers - June 24, 2019
  • Finance Counsel Named Rising Star in San Diego - May 19, 2019
  • Latham & Watkins Asia Practice Recognized for Work on 9 Deals of the Year in 2018 - March 24, 2019
  • Andrea Novarese Named Italy's Banking & Finance Lawyer of the Year - November 19, 2018

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

Top Artificial Intelligence Lawyers in California: Haim ZaltzmanCalifornia Trailblazer: Haim ZaltzmanTop 40 Under 40: Loring Veenstra


Latham Advises Sisal Group on Investment Agreement With Intesa SanpaoloLatham Advises UGI in US$1.275B Acquisition of Columbia Midstream GroupBay Area Partners Honored as Top Artificial Intelligence Lawyers

Thought Leadership

Private Bank Briefing: Issues Impacting the Private Bank SectorDemystifying Modern Convertible NotesSpain to Implement and Apply Directive (EU) 2019/1023 to the Spanish Insolvency Act

Webcasts & Podcasts

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