Boin Cheong is an associate in the Finance Department of the London and New York offices of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Structured Finance & Securitization Practice.

Ms. Cheong advises banks, asset managers and corporates on a wide range of public and private structured finance, securitization and asset-backed lending transactions, on matters relating to a full spectrum of asset classes, including European multi-country trade receivables, loans (CLOs and direct lending), SME loans, unsecured consumer loans, virtual credit card loans, residential mortgages, auto loans, auto leases, non-performing loans, microfinance loans, infrastructure loans, and project finance loans.

Ms. Cheong was previously seconded to the structured products group at BNP Paribas.

Prior to joining Latham in 2014, Ms. Cheong trained and qualified in the London office of an international firm. During this time, Ms. Cheong completed secondments at Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and Moody’s Investors Service.

Ms. Cheong’s experience includes advising:

  • A European credit management specialist in relation to private securitization of UK non-performing loans
  • A European credit management specialist in establishing a joint venture platform with a third party investor of Nordic non-performing loans 
  • Various UK SME lending platforms in connection with their accreditation under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) and Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) following the Coronavirus-pandemic and the implementation of associated funding programs for CBILS, BBLS and RLS loans
  • The sponsor and manager of the first sustainability-linked infrastructure and project finance asset-backed securities transaction in Asia, awarded Structured Finance and Securitization Deal of the Year at the IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2022, Best Structured Finance Deal at GlobalCapital Asia Awards 2021, Best Structured Finance Issuer at the IFR Asia Awards 2021 and Outstanding Sustainable Bond award at Global Finance Sustainable Finance Awards 2021
  • JP Morgan in relation to the international impact asset manager, responsAbility Investments AG, US$175 million securitization of loans to microfinance and SME-finance institutions in emerging markets
  • Stenn Assets UK on the establishment and refinancing of its trade receivables securitization platform, awarded Structured Finance and Securitization Deal of the Year at the IFLR Europe Awards 2020
  • Rabobank in a trade receivables securitization for a multi-national company producing fertilizers, metals, and other special-purpose chemical products
  • A multi-national investment management firm in relation to a purchase of multi-jurisdictional non-performing residential mortgage loan portfolio
  • Fortress Investment Group on the provision of asset-backed finance in Finland and Poland
  • Goldman Sachs on an asset-backed loan financing for a UK fintech lender
  • A hedge fund manager in connection with a securitization of student loan receivables
  • The sponsor and manager of the first project finance CLO in Singapore, awarded Structured Finance and Securitization Deal of the Year at the IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2019.
  • A US alternative asset management firm in its capacity as sponsor and manager of European CLOs
  • Morgan Stanley as Arranger of High Yield Bonds issued by AnaCap backed by structured credit products, awarded High Yield Deal of the Year at the IFLR Europe Awards 2018
  • BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, ING Bank, Banca IMI, and DNB Markets in the £300 million offering of receivables financing notes by UK cable and telecommunications company Virgin Media
  • Credit Suisse, Banca IMI, ING, and Mediobanca in the £450 million tap offering of Virgin Media’s receivables financing notes, awarded High Yield Deal of the Year at the IFLR Europe Awards 2017
  • Santander Consumer Bank in connection with the first publicly sold auto securitization from Scandinavia which was the first securitization deal to receive PCS label*
  • A money bank on the first capital markets financed securitization of a portfolio of fixed rate Swiss auto leases with English law governed notes being issued on the Swiss Stock Exchange*
  • The administrators and liquidators of Comet Group Limited*
  • ATP Oil & Gas on a US$1.2 billion restructuring and sale, which involved a company voluntary arrangement following US Bankruptcy Court approval*
  • A Vietnamese state-owned ship building company involving an application to the English High Court for sanction of a scheme of arrangement with certain of its creditors pursuant to a US$600 million facility*

Pro bono

  • Save the Children UK and Amnesty International in their efforts to improve the rights of refugee children and their families when seeking asylum in the UK which resulted in the introduction of the Refugees (Family Reunion) (No.2) Bill 2017-2019 in the UK Parliament. This project has been recognized with the inaugural Access to Justice Award at the UK Diversity Legal Awards 2018, and was Highly Commended in Legal Week’s 2018 British Legal Awards.
  • 28 Too Many a prominent anti-FGM research organization that provides tools and support to those working to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) primarily in Africa, in producing 28 country reports and a comparative guide summarizing the legislation, policies, and charges relating to FGM in 28 African countries. This project was awarded the 2018 Collaboration Award by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
  • The International Rescue Committee (IRC), a global humanitarian organization, on an urgent, high-priority research and advisory project in connection with the 2016 EU-Turkey Summit and negotiations regarding the refugee crisis. This project was awarded the 2016 Collaboration Award by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

 *Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • Legal Practice Course, Kaplan Law School, 2012
  • BA (Hons) Law, Cambridge University, 2011
  • BA in Economics, Political Science, and German Literature and Cultural History, Columbia University, 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Korean