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 top-ranked 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

  • Michèle Penzer Named a Distinguished Leader by the New York Law Journal - October 16, 2018
  • Latham & Watkins Advises on 11 Groundbreaking Deals in Asia - May 23, 2018
  • Head of Latham & Watkins’ India Practice Named Dealmaker of the Year - May 15, 2018
  • Latham Named German Law Firm of the Year - April 24, 2018
  • Latham Awarded High Yield Team of the Year for Fourth Consecutive Year - April 19, 2018

“Renowned international group with a thriving lending and high-yield bond issuance practice across Europe, as well as an excellent team in the USA. Its broad geographical platform lends an advantage on transatlantic leveraged buyout financings.”

Chambers Global 2015


Webcast – Funding Growth Through DebtRisk Management and Regulatory Examination/Compliance Seminar

Media Coverage

Distinguished Leader: Michèle Penzer, New York Office Managing PartnerChecking In: Practical Law Advisory Board Profile - Noah WeissPartners Named to Crain’s List of Leading Women Lawyers in NYC


Michèle Penzer Named a Distinguished Leader by the New York Law JournalLatham & Watkins to Add Two High Profile Partners in LondonIndia Business Law Journal Names Latham & Watkins a Top Foreign Law Firm for India-related Work

Thought Leadership

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

Webcasts & Podcasts

Navigating Tax Reform: A Plain English Discussion of Financing, M&A Transaction, and Disclosure Issues