Alice Au is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the market-leading Banking Practice.

Ms. Au advises sponsors, corporate borrowers, banks, credit funds, and other financial institutions across a broad range of transactions, with a focus of debt financing, including complex cross-border acquisition and leveraged financings, and other secured lending transactions.

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Au was an associate at a leading international law firm in Sydney, Australia where she gained a range of experience on general corporate finance, real estate finance, and acquisition finance.

Ms. Au’s recent experience includes advising:

  • The senior creditors committee in relation to the rescue financing and subsequent c. €2.9 billion debt and equity restructuring of Swissport, a global aviation services business headquartered in Switzerland
  • The syndicate of initial purchasers in relation to the banking elements of the issuance of €250 million senior secured notes by Drax Finco PLC, a leading UK based energy and power generating company
  • A European private equity sponsor, as English advisor in relation to a series of financings for a leading provider of testing, inspection, certification, and compliance services headquartered in the Netherlands, post-acquisition from a US based private equity firm
  •  A group of lenders on a super senior basis, in connection to a GBP super senior revolving credit facility to a leading UK based electrical power generation group
  • The additional facility lender, as English advisor on certain additional facilities provided to Evernex Group, a multi vendor IT hardware and Third party Maintenance company based in France
  • A group of US based lenders, as Australian advisor in connection to a first-lien Term Loan B financing to fund KKR’s acquisition of Arnotts Biscuits and related companies, Australia's largest producer of biscuits and the second-largest supplier of snack food, from Campbell Soup Company*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • New South Wales (Australia)

Education

  • JD, University of Sydney, 2015
  • Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics, University of New South Wales, Australia, 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Cantonese)

Practices