Yen Sum and David Walker named in Financial News’ prestigious list.
Yen Sum, Global Chair of the Private Capital Practice, is a senior partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Direct Lending & Private Debt and Restructuring & Special Situations Practices. She has over 20 years of experience advising on financings, buyouts, reorganizations, and restructurings.
Yen has considerable experience advising senior management, private equity sponsors, credit funds and hedge funds on financial and operational restructurings, special situations, and alternative investments across the capital structure. She also advises on associated M&A and buyouts, acquisition finance, and fund investments.
Yen is particularly focused on cross-border structures or those requiring new or innovative thinking and multifaceted solutions across corporate balance sheets as well as managing divergent stakeholder interests. She has led or has been involved in a number of notable and prominent transactions including investments within multi-layered capital structures, public and private securities, schemes of arrangement and restructuring plans, security enforcements, UK administrations and Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs), US chapter 11, and in and out of court proceedings in France, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and equivalent processes in other jurisdictions.
She also spent several years as an investment professional in Barclays Capital’s Leveraged Finance business, where she was involved in numerous buyouts, refinancings, and recapitalizations.