IFLR Names Latham & Watkins “Most Innovative US Firm” in Asia for 2013


March 14, 2013

Latham & Watkins won the title “Most Innovative US Firm” in IFLR’s 2013 Asia Awards. Latham was commended for “its broad practice” in Asia, with IFLR noting that the firm picked up “deal nominations for its private equity, project finance and restructuring work.” According to IFLR, [T]he firm demonstrated its wide expertise in the region. In one highlight project finance deal, the firm advised the lenders in the $20 billion financing of the Ichthys LNG project financing - the largest ever such financing. It also represented certain bondholders in Subex's restructuring of foreign currency convertible bonds." 

IFLR named the Trinity Opportunities – Village Roadshow Entertainment Group transaction its “Private Equity Deal of the Year.” A banking and finance team from Latham & Watkins’ Los Angeles and Hong Kong offices represented Village Roadshow Entertainment Group Limited in connection with its $275 million mezzanine facility with a group of lenders. The deal was governed by Hong Kong law and involved collateral in several jurisdictions, as well as the United States. Working closely with VREG’s Australian counsel, Herbert Geer, Latham also assisted in the equity component of the $380 million recapitalization.

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