Brian Chae is an associate in the Hong Kong office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Capital Markets Practice.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Chae was a legal trainee in another leading international law firm in their Bangkok office, where he worked on insurance matters and international arbitration agreements.

While in law school, Mr. Chae served as an executive editor of the Georgetown Journal of International Law.

Mr. Chae’s experience includes advising:

  • The underwriters on the initial public offering of 26,000,000 offering units listed on the Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) of Novo Tellus Alpha Acquisition, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) incorporated in the Cayman Islands
  • Kuaishou Technology, a leading content community and social platform globally, on its US$5.4 billion initial public offering and listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • The underwriters in Summit Digitel Infrastructure Private Limited’s offer of US$500 million 2.875% senior secured notes due 2031
  • Vingroup Joint Stock Company Limited as guarantor in Vinpearl Joint Stock Company's US$425 million 3.25% guaranteed exchangeable bonds due 2026
  • Citigroup, as underwriter, on Jollibee Worldwide Pte. Ltd.’s issuance of US$600 million guaranteed senior perpetual capital securities; this deal represents Jollibee’s first offshore bond issuance and was recognized as Debt Market Deal of the Year at the ALB Philippine Law Awards 2020
  • San Miguel Corporation on its issuance of US$500 million 5.5% senior perpetual capital securities pursuant to its US$3 billion Medium Term Note and Securities Programme
  • The underwriters in NagaCorp Limited’s offer of US$350 million 7.95% senior notes due 2024
  • Melco Resorts Finance Limited in its offer of US$500 million 5.25% senior notes due 2026
  • AC Energy Finance on its establishment of a US$1 billion medium term note program, and the issuance of two series of notes under the program totaling US$410 million – this was the first Climate Bonds Initiative-certified US dollar climate bond in Southeast Asia to be listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange
  • SMC Global Power Holdings Corp. on its issuance of US$300 million senior perpetual capital securities; and San Miguel Corporation as guarantor
  • AllHome Corp. on its US$250 million initial public offering of shares listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange, which was awarded the FinanceAsia Achievement Awards 2019 Country

Bar Qualification

  • Hong Kong (Registered Foreign Lawyer)
  • New York


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2018
  • BSc in International Relations & Global Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean