Andrew Bishop, as Local Chair of the firm’s Finance Department in Asia, has built a team that advises global market-leading funds and strategic investors on complex financings throughout the Asia-Pacific market.

Mr. Bishop delivers strategic and commercially driven counsel to private equity, venture, and credit funds, as well as other institutional and strategic investors on a range of cross-border finance and high-value mandates. He regularly helps clients navigate:

  • Leveraged acquisitions, including back-leverage financings
  • Take-private and real estate finance transactions
  • Bank/bond and bridge finance transactions
  • Margin loans
  • Subscription and capital call financings
  • Refinancing and recapitalization matters
  • Restructuring matters

Mr. Bishop has been resident in Asia for more than a decade, so has developed an intricate understanding of international legal regimes in the region. Drawing on qualifications and experience practicing in London and Hong Kong, he regularly helps clients execute market-defining transactions spanning Asia, Europe, and the United States, including novel and precedent-setting financings in Australia, China, India, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea.

Mr. Bishop’s experience includes advising:

Leveraged Acquisitions

  • The Carlyle Group on the:
    • Term loan facility in connection with the acquisition of certain shares of Piramal Pharma Limited, a global pharmaceutical company based in India
    • Financing for the acquisition of A Twosome Place, a South Korea-based coffee shop chain
    • Financing for the acquisition of shares in Kakao Mobility Corp, a business unit of Kakao Corp, a South Korean internet portal and chat app operator
  • IKS Health, a premier global healthcare solution provider, on a financing for the acquisition of AQuity Holdings, a leading tech-enabled provider of medical transcription, coding, and scribing services in the healthcare sector
  • Global Infrastructure Partners on a term loan facility in connection with its acquisition of Tower Vision India Private Limited, a business that establishes and maintains passive telecom infrastructure in India
  • Searchlight Capital Partners on the financing aspects of its investment in Synergy Marine Group, the fourth largest global ship manager
  • A global private equity sponsor on the:
    • Term loan for the acquisition of a minority stake in Indegene
    • Term loan for the acquisition of a minority stake in Nxtra
  • CVC in relation to the:
    • Financing for the acquisition of Sajjan India, a manufacturer of chemicals
    • Financing for its investment in UnitedLex, a leading alternative legal services provider*
  • I Squared Capital on the amendment and extension of its HK$7.1 billion financing originally provided in connection with the acquisition of Hutchison Global Company Investment Holding Limited, one of Hong Kong’s leading internet service providers
  • MBK Partners on a term loan facility in connection with its acquisition of four theme parks located in China from Haichang Ocean Park Holdings, a China-based marine theme park 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*
    • Its acquisition financing for its US$1.25 billion acquisition of MYOB and subsequent recapitalization by issuing A$150 million of ASX listed subordinated retail notes and add‐on acquisition facilities for its acquisition of Banklink and pre‐IPO A$690 million corporate cross‐over and dividend recapitalization facilities*
    • The financing for its US$1.1 billion leveraged acquisition of Bellsystems24, the leading call center operator in Japan and subsequently Bellsystems24 on the financing for its dividend recapitalization and further secondary refinancing of its term and revolving credit facilities; the acquisition was, at closing, the second-largest private equity leveraged buyout in Japan since 2008, and received ALB Japan’s 2010 TMT Deal of the Year award*
    • The financing of its US$3.3 billion acquisition of Skylark, a Japanese restaurant chain*
  • 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*
  • Providence Equity and other investors in connection with the US$575 million senior term facilities for their acquisition of a stake in Hong Kong listed public company, TVB*
  • 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*
  • Unitas Capital in connection with the US$350 million senior term and revolving facilities (arranged and syndicated in Hong Kong) for its €525 million acquisition of the Hyva group*

Real Estate Financings

  • Warburg Pincus on the:
    • Term loan facility for Candor Right Limited, a real estate investment trust
    • Amendment and extension to term loan facility for Lodgis Hospitality Holdings Pte. Ltd., a hotel investment platform
  • Kaisa Group, a Hong Kong-listed real estate company operating in China, on the restructuring of its offshore liabilities; named Deal of the Year for 2016 by China Business Law Journal*

Bank/Bond Bridge Financings

  • The Carlyle Group on the financing for the acquisition of Indian headquartered global IT services company, Hexaware Technologies Limited; a transaction considered one of India’s largest-ever secured bond leveraged buyout financings
  • 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*

Margin Loans

  • The Carlyle Group on:
    • A margin loan comprising a term loan facility and a revolving credit facility for financing the acquisition of shares in Hyundai Glovis Co., Ltd.
    • The KRW financing for its investment, by way of an exchangeable bond, into KB Financial, a company listed on the Korean stock exchange*
    • Successive margin financings supported by the shares of various Indian-listed companies*
  • Bain Capital on a margin loan secured by the shares of Skylark, a Japanese restaurant chain*


  • The Carlyle Group on the term loan facility for Adicon International Limited, a healthcare service provider
  • 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

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

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


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