Howe Min Wee is an associate in the Finance Department of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Ethics Committee. He counsels clients on highly structured finance matters, including project development and finance, complex bank finance, restructuring, and special and distressed situations.

Mr. Wee's experience includes acting for lenders and major corporate borrowers in international financings across Southeast Asia, often involving bespoke and non-traditional capital arrangements and special situations investments. He also has significant experience in multi-jurisdictional banking and finance litigation, contentious restructuring matters, and debt workouts.

Mr. Wee also serves on the Public and International Law Committee of the Law Society of Singapore.

Mr. Wee's experience includes advising:

Project Development and Finance

  • Rantau Dedap Geothermal Power Project, Indonesia – Asian Development Bank, JBIC, Nippon Export and Investment Insurance, and the commercial bank lenders in the US$700 million project financing of the 98.4-MW Rantau Dedap Geothermal Power Project in South Sumatra, Indonesia
  • Muara Laboh Geothermal Power Project, Indonesia – Asian Development Bank, JBIC, Nippon Export and Investment Insurance, and the commercial bank lenders in the US$440 million project financing of the 80-MW Muara Laboh Geothermal Power Project in West Sumatra, Indonesia.
  • Sarulla Geothermal Project, Indonesia – Asian Development Bank, JBIC, and the commercial bank lenders in the US$1.17 billion project financing of the 330-MW Sarulla Geothermal Power Project in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia. This is the largest single geothermal power project in Indonesia and one of the pioneer new generation geothermal power projects being developed under Indonesia’s new geothermal regulations and the Fast Track 2 program.
  • Cirebon 2 Expansion Project, Indonesia – The sponsors in the US$1.74 billion project financing of the 1000-MW ultra-supercritical coal-fired Cirebon 2 Power Plant Expansion Project in West Java, Indonesia.

Restructuring, Insolvency and Workouts, and Special Situations

  • The ad-hoc committee of perpetual capital security holders of Noble Group Ltd. in connection with its proposed US$3.5 billion restructuring plan.
  • The lender in the SGD17.5 million term loan facility for a joint venture vehicle for the distressed acquisition of real estate in Singapore’s prime shopping district, with an option for an expanded facility to fund redevelopment costs.
  • The Asia Pulp & Paper group in its US$16 billion multi-jurisdictional debt restructuring involving approximately 150 subsidiaries worldwide, and associated debt securities litigation in New York and Indonesia.*

Bank Finance

  • EQT on a historic financing in connection with the acquisition by EQT Infrastructure of Integrated Clinical Oncology Network Pty Ltd (Icon Group), Australia’s largest vertically integrated cancer care provider, from a consortium including Goldman Sachs Asset Management, QIC Private Capital Pty Ltd, and Pagoda Investment Advisors; the deal marks the largest-ever all-Australian dollar Term Loan B (TLB) financing on record and the first TLB in Australia to exceed A$1 billion
  • The lenders in the Qatar Investment Authority and Glencore consortium’s €5.2 billion term loan facility for the acquisition of a 19.5% stake in Rosneft Oil Company.
  • Clifford Capital as sponsor, manager, and subordinated note investor, in the first infrastructure project finance securitization in Asia. The US$458 million issuance included four classes of Notes issued by Bayfront Infrastructure Capital and three classes of investment grade rated notes (Class A, B, and C Notes) listed on the SGX-ST. This transaction was awarded the Asia-Pacific Bond Deal of the Year and Asian-mena Deal of the Year in 2018, and Structured Finance and Securitisation Deals of the Year in 2019 at the IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards.
  • Credit Suisse, DBS, and Standard Chartered, the joint lead managers and the underwriters of the issuance by Astrea V Pte Ltd of a US$600 million bond issuance backed by cash flows from a portfolio of private equity funds.
  • Avenue Capital Group in connection with a structured mezzanine loan financing of PT PAM Lyonnaise Jaya, an Indonesian water concession holder.
  • GITI Tire Pte. Ltd. in its US$400 million term loan facilities to refinance existing debt.
  • PT Pertamina (Persero) in its US$1.75 billion term loan facilities for the acquisition of Murphy Oil Corporation’s oil and gas assets in Malaysia.
  • The lenders in Protelindo Finance B.V.'s US$627 million bridge loan facility for the acquisition of telecommunications assets in the Netherlands.

 *Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
  • Singapore

Education

  • Bachelor of Law, King's College London