Andrew Bishop advises private equity funds, venture funds, credit funds, and other institutional and strategic investors on complex financings throughout the Asia-Pacific market.

Mr. Bishop delivers strategic and commercially driven counsel on a range of cross-border finance and high-value mandates. His practice includes 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. He also advises on complex refinancing and recapitalization matters.

Drawing on his intricate understanding of international legal regimes, Mr. Bishop regularly helps clients navigate market-defining transactions spanning Asia, Europe, and the United States. In particular, he has handled a number of novel and precedent-setting financings in Australia, China, India, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea on behalf of many of the world’s leading private equity firms and financial institutions.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Bishop worked in the Hong Kong and London offices of two US law firms.

Mr. Bishop's experience includes advising:

  • Carlyle on the term loan facility for Adicon International Limited, a healthcare service provider, to refinance existing debt
  • Bain Capital on the refinancing of an existing loan from CTBC to Rise Education, the leading English language training institution in China owned and controlled by Bain Capital
  • CVC on the financing for the acquisition of Sajjan India, a manufacturer of chemicals
  • Carlyle on the financing for the acquisition of Indian headquartered global IT services company, Hexaware Technologies Limited; this transaction is considered one of India’s largest ever secured bond leveraged buyout financings
  • Carlyle on the term loan facility in connection with the acquisition of certain shares of Piramel Pharma Limited, a global pharmaceutical company based in India
  • Carlyle on the financing for the acquisition of A Twosome Place, a South Korea-based coffee shop chain
  • Carlyle on a margin loan comprising a term loan facility and a revolving credit facility for financing the acquisition of 10% shares in Hyundai Glovis Co., Ltd
  • The Carlyle Group on the KRW financing for its investment into KB Financial, a company listed on the Korean stock exchange, by way of an exchangeable bond*
  • The Carlyle Group on successive margin financings supported by the shares of Indian-listed companies*
  • The Carlyle Group in its debt financing arranged by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited for the acquisition of Visionary RCM Infotech (India) Private Limited*
  • I Squared Capital and Hutchison Global Communications Investment Holding Limited (HGC) in connection with the HK$7.9 billion refinancing, amendment, and extension of the previous debt financing for the acquisition of HGC and incorporation of a new term loan facility; HGC offers fixed-line telecommunication services for corporations and residential users in multiple countries, including three major hubs in Hong Kong, Los Angeles, and London*
  • Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners in the senior financing related to the acquisition of an interest in Swancor Renewable Energy, including its interest in the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm project in Taiwan*
  • CVC in relation to the financing for its investment in UnitedLex, a leading alternative legal services provider*
  • GPA Global, a China-based portfolio company of EQT Partners AB and a leader in premium packaging, sustainable packaging, and display solutions, on the senior financing for the acquisition of Hub Folding Box, a North America-based printing and packaging company*
  • Bain Capital and its portfolio company Bain Capital Rise Education (HK) Limited, on a refinancing loan facility*
  • Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Nomura, Standard Chartered Bank, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation as mandated lead arrangers and lenders on the senior facilities for Bain Capital's acquisition of Trans Maldivian Airways, the world's leading seaplane operator*
  • Bain Capital in connection with the senior and junior financing for the acquisition of Carver Korea, a leading Korean cosmetics company, by Bain Capital and Goldman Sachs*
  • Bain Capital on the financing of its US$3.3 billion acquisition of Skylark, a Japanese restaurant chain*
  • An Asia credit fund in connection with the acquisition of certain loans to Siam Power Generation Public Company Limited from a syndicate of Thai Banks*
  • Skylark, a portfolio company of Bain Capital, on the debt financing for its dividend recapitalization using a combination of a multi-tranche facility and corporate restructurings to permit the payment of a dividend through a novel structure in Japan (recognized as 2012 Debt Finance Deal of the Year by Asian Legal Business)*
  • Blackstone on the going-private transaction of China-based Pactera Technology International, marking the first China take-private to be completed with a high yield offering; the transaction involved the offering of US$275 million 8% senior secured notes due 2021, a US$30 million offshore revolving facility, a US$45 million cash bridge facility, and US$20 million equivalent PRC revolving facility (named the 2015 High Yield Deal of the Year by IFLR1000)*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
  • Hong Kong (Solicitor)

Education

  • LPC (Corporate), University of Law, Guildford, 2004
  • PGDL, University of Law, Guildford, 2003
  • BA (History), Southampton University, 2002