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Experienced Acquisition Finance Partner to Join Latham & Watkins in Hong Kong

September 1, 2020
Andrew Bishop will bring extensive experience to the leveraged finance team in Hong Kong; his arrival will help drive Latham’s market-leading private equity practice further forward across Asia.

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Andrew Bishop will join the firm’s Hong Kong office as a partner in the Private Equity Finance Practice. He advises private equity funds, venture funds, credit funds, and other institutional and strategic investors on a wide range of complex financings, including leveraged acquisition finance, take-private and real estate finance, debt buybacks, bank/bond transactions, bridge finance, margin loans and back-leverage financings, as well as subscription and capital call financings. 

Bishop draws from deep experience in financing to advise on high-value, cross-border leveraged and acquisition finance mandates throughout the Asia-Pacific market. He also advises on complex refinancing and recapitalization matters. 

Michael Sturrock, Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins’ Asia offices, said: “Andrew is widely regarded as an outstanding lawyer, a dynamic leader and strong business generator, and a superb team player. He has a terrific reputation for sponsor-side work on private equity deals, and having him join our platform underscores our focus in Asia on advising our private equity sponsor clients on their acquisition financing needs as part of our market-leading private equity and M&A practice in the region. Andrew’s experience will bring added prominence to the team and we are excited to add a lawyer of his caliber and strong connections in the industry to our platform.” 

“Andrew will be a fantastic addition to the team, and we look to him to play an important part in achieving our growth plans in the region,” added Scott Gottdiener, Global Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Finance Department. “He has worked on a number of innovative, complex deals which is a testament to his technical skills, deep product knowledge, and transaction expertise. We are committed to building the preeminent practice in the region and globally, and Andrew has the ambition, drive, and entrepreneurial spirit to succeed and help us achieve our goal.” 

Simon Cooke, Deputy Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins’ Asia offices, said: “Latham’s strong all-round platform and integrated global practice is incredibly important to clients in today’s dynamic business environment. Few firms can match our reputation for handling sophisticated and complex transactions for private equity and corporate clients, and we are well positioned to take advantage of growth opportunities in the region. We remain focused on building the number one private equity and leveraged finance practice in Asia-Pacific, and Andrew will be an excellent fit for our practice and the firm.” 

Bishop joins Latham & Watkins from White & Case LLP. 

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins delivers innovative solutions to complex legal and business challenges around the world. From a global platform, our lawyers advise clients on market-shaping transactions, high-stakes litigation and trials, and sophisticated regulatory matters. Latham is one of the world’s largest providers of pro bono services, steadfastly supports initiatives designed to advance diversity within the firm and the legal profession, and is committed to exploring and promoting environmental sustainability.

Notes to Editors

1Latham & Watkins operates worldwide as a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware (USA) with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in France, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and as an affiliated partnership conducting the practice in Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in South Korea as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office. Latham & Watkins works in cooperation with the Law Firm of Salman M. Al-Sudairi, a limited liability company, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.