Aleksandar Despotovic is an associate in the Corporate Department of the London office of Latham & Watkins, and a member of the Capital Markets Practice.

Mr. Despotovic represents investment banks, private equity firms, and corporations in public and private equity and debt offerings and liability management transactions, with a particular emphasis on issuances of high yield debt securities and initial public offerings.

Mr. Despotovic's experience includes advising: 

  • Aker BP and Lundin Energy on US securities law matters in connection with the US$14 billion merger of Aker BP ASA and Lundin Energy's E&P business
  • Vår Energi in connection with its issuance of US$2 billion senior notes
  • Vår Energi in connection with its inaugural issuance of US$500 million senior notes
  • Vår Energi in connection with its NOK 7.7 billion (US$864 million) initial public offering on the Oslo Børs
  • HitecVision in connection with a NOK 5.1 billion accelerated bookbuild offering of shares in Vår Energi by HitecVision and Eni International B.V.
  • Zenith Vehicles, a portfolio company of Bridgepoint Group plc, in its inaugural offering of £475 million of green senior secured notes and a new £65 million revolving credit facility
  • Aermont Capital in connection with the acquisition financing of Keepmoat, a UK housebuilding company, including its £275 million Senior Secured Notes offering
  • Lundin Energy in connection with its inaugural issuance of US$2 billion senior notes    
  • Synthomer in connection with its inaugural high yield bond offering of €520 million senior notes
  • Credit Suisse International in connection with Ideal Standard’s issuance of €325 million senior secured notes
  • VNV Global Ltd. in connection with its rights offering and redomestication from Bermuda to Sweden*
  • TD Securities and RBC Capital Markets in connection with Kinder Morgan Canada's C$1.75 billion initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange*
  • Nordic Paper in connection with its SEK2.9 billion initial public offering and listing on Nasdaq Stockholm*
  • Citycon in connection with its offering of €200 million guaranteed notes*
  • Citycon. in connection with its inaugural issuance of €350 million subordinated fixed to reset rate 5.25 year non-call undated green capital securities* 
  • Tereos in connection with its offering of €300 million senior notes*
  • Ardagh in connection with its US$2.8 billion offering of multi-currency high yield green notes in connection with its combination with Gores Holdings V, Inc., a special purpose acquisition company affiliated with The Gores Group*
  • Paymentsense in connection with its inaugural high yield bond offering of £290 million senior secured notes*
  • Frigoglass in connection with its offering of €260 million senior secured notes*
  • The initial purchasers in connection with TalkTalk Telecom’s offering of £110 million senior notes*
  • J.P. Morgan and various other banks in connection with multiple offerings of notes by Liberty Communications of Puerto Rico totaling more than US$2 billion*
  • Barclays, Goldman Sachs, and Nomura in connection with Stonegate Pub Company’s offering of £1.25 billion of senior secured notes*
  • NatWest Markets Securities and Morgan Stanley in connection with NatWest’s offering of US$850 million fixed-to-fixed reset rate subordinated tier 2 notes*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • New York

Education

  • J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 2019
    Dean's Letter
  • MBA, Schulich School of Business, York University, 2019
  • BA in Public Affairs & Policy Management, Carleton University, 2016
    Senate Medal

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Serbo-Croatian

Practices