Timothy Hia advises clients on their most complex financing transactions across Asia, particularly in Singapore, India, Indonesia, and Thailand.

Mr. Hia draws on two decades’ experience as a trusted advisor and pragmatic problem-solver to guide private equity sponsors, major corporate borrowers, and private capital lenders across the entire credit cycle on:

  • Leveraged and acquisition financings
  • Infrastructure finance transactions
  • Corporate securities and capital markets offerings

He closely collaborates with clients and colleagues to unlock the resources of Latham’s robust global platform, devising creative solutions that help clients achieve their commercial objectives.

A recognized leader at the firm, Mr. Hia is former Local Chair of the Finance Department in Asia and has served on the Diversity Leadership Committee, Associates Committee, and Pro Bono Committee.

Mr. Hia prioritizes giving back to the community. He currently serves as the Chairman of Youth Guidance Outreach Services, a social services organization benefitting youth at risk in Singapore, and as Vice-Chair of The Helping Hand, a halfway house assisting people with substance use disorder. He maintains an active pro bono practice, including advising Standard Microgrid, whose mission is to provide clean, modern, and affordable energy services to poor rural communities in Africa.

Mr. Hia’s experience includes advising:

  • PT Chandra Asri Pacific Tbk, Indonesia’s leading chemical and infrastructure solutions company, on the formation of a consortium with Glencore plc and the acquisition by the consortium from Shell Singapore Pte. Ltd. of all of SSPL’s interest in Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Singapore
  • The Adani Group on:
    • The US$4.5 billion financing to acquire Ambuja Cements and ACC, two of India’s leading cement companies, and subsequent US$3.5 billion refinancing. This transaction was awarded Best of South Asia Deal at the FinanceAsia Achievement Awards 2022 and M&A Deal of the Year 2022 by India Business Law Journal
    • A US$1.35 billion debt package for a 1.69GW under-construction hybrid portfolio of solar and wind renewable projects in Rajasthan, India
  • Pentagreen Capital on its inaugural lending transaction into the Philippines, featuring an up to US$100 million term-loan facility for Citicore Renewable Energy Corporation to finance the development of a slate of greenfield solar power projects
  • Bayfront Infrastructure Management on its US$410.3 million issuance of infrastructure asset-backed securities through Bayfront Infrastructure Capital IV Pte. Ltd. This transaction was awarded “Best Infrastructure Deal,” “Best Project Finance Deal,” and “Best Sustainable Finance Deal of the Year,” both for Asia and the Singapore market at the FinanceAsia Achievement Awards 2023
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board on the financing for its inaugural investment into India – the acquisition of Sahyadri Hospitals Group, an India-based private hospital chain
  • Oravel Stays Pte Ltd, a leading Indian hotel management technology group, on a US$600 million Term Loan B debt financing, making Oravel Stays the first Indian startup to raise capital using a Term Loan B instrument and to receive public ratings from Moody’s and Fitch
  • Ola, India’s largest mobility platform and one of the world’s largest ride-hailing companies, on its inaugural US$500 million Term Loan B (TLB) debt financing
  • Loka Holdings, an Indonesian-based online travel company, on a US$300 million term-loan facility from a syndicate of leading private capital lenders
  • SATS Ltd. on the €2.25 billion financing for its proposed acquisition of Worldwide Flight Services, the world’s largest air cargo handling firm
  • TPG, as a co-investor with Northstar, on the financing to acquire 80% of Greenfields Dairy, a Singapore-based agriculture company
  • The mandated lead arrangers, including Morgan Stanley, HSBC, Bank of America, Bank of China, and ICBC, on a €1.3 billion financing of Tencent Holdings’ acquisition of an additional significant stake in US music entertainment company Universal Music Group
  • A consortium including TPG Capital and Sumitomo Life Insurance Company on a senior facility and a bridge-to-bond financing to finance a transaction to combine SingLife with global insurance company Aviva’s Singapore life insurance business, Aviva Ltd.
  • MCO Nominee One Limited, a subsidiary of Melco Resorts & Entertainments Limited, an operator of integrated resorts with entertainment and casino gaming facilities, on a HK$14.8 billion revolving credit facility
  • TPG on a term-loan facility to acquire Columbia Asia Healthcare Pte. Ltd., a healthcare services provider
  • San Miguel Corporation on a US$2.1 billion term-loan facility to acquire Holcim Philippines Inc., a Philippines-based cement manufacturer
  • PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk on a US$1.3 billion term-loan facility to acquire PT Holcim Indonesia Tbk, an Indonesian-based producer and distributor of cement, ready-mixed concrete, and aggregates
  • The joint lead managers and underwriters in connection with a series of collateralized fund obligations issued by Astrea V, Astrea VI, and Astrea VII, and backed by cash flows from various portfolios of investments in private equity funds
  • Bayfront Infrastructure Management on its issuances of infrastructure asset-backed securities, including a  transaction with a sustainability tranche which was awarded Structured Finance & Securitization Deal of the Year by IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2022, GlobalCapital Asia Awards 2021, The Asset Triple A Awards 2021, and FinanceAsia Achievement Awards 2021
  • Clifford Capital, as sponsor, manager, and subordinated note investor, on the first infrastructure project finance securitization in Asia, in which 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 and was awarded the Asia-Pacific Bond Deal of the Year and Asian-mena Deal of the Year in 2018, and Structured Finance and Securitisation Deal of the Year in 2019 at the IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards
  • A syndicate of banks on a US$400 million term-loan facility, concurrent with a US$1 billion bond offering, for Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited, a provider of energy solutions
  • The underwriters on Star Energy Geothermal’s issuance of US$580 million 6.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2033, which was awarded Best Green Bond (Indonesia) by The Asset Asian Awards of the Year 2018
  • PT Gajah Tunggal Tbk, a leading Indonesian tire manufacturer, on a US$250 million term-loan facility concurrent with a US$250 million senior secured bond offering
  • The lenders on coal mining company PT Bumi Resources Tbk’s debt restructuring, which was awarded Finance Deal of the Year: Insolvency and Restructuring at the Asia Legal Awards 2018 and Deal of the Year in the Asian-mena Counsel Deals of the Year 2017

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, Columbia University School of Law, 2003
  • BA, Yale University, 1997