Experienced Capital Markets Partner Joins Latham & Watkins in Hong Kong

Benjamin Su brings extensive experience guiding complex equity and debt offerings in the US and Hong Kong to the firm.

February 12, 2018

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Benjamin Su has rejoined the firm in Hong Kong as a partner in the Corporate Department. Su focuses on corporate and securities law matters, and represents both issuers and underwriters in a variety of capital markets transactions, including registered equity offerings, Rule 144A/Reg S equity and debt offerings, and private placements. He also regularly executes PIPEs, convertible bonds offerings, and going private transactions. Su has deep experience in a broad range of industries, including technology, financial services, education, and renewable energy and has led a number of high profile IPOs in the region. 

“Ben is a highly regarded capital markets practitioner in the Greater China region, and we are very pleased to welcome him back to the firm,” said Josef Athanas, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Hong Kong. “His sophisticated understanding of international securities law matters in addition to his strong record guiding deals governed by US law or listing in the US and Hong Kong will bring tremendous value to our clients.” 

Cathy Yeung, Global Co-Chair of Latham’s Capital Markets Practice and Chair of the firm’s Greater China Practice, added: “Ben is a strong team player and practice builder with deep relationships with Chinese issuers and international underwriters, and his arrival further solidifies our preeminent Capital Markets Practice. In particular, Ben will strengthen our Chinese private debt and equity platforms. His vast experience in the Technology, Media, and Telecom (TMT) sectors will be especially valuable, as an increasing number of TMT issuers in China are going public in the US and Hong Kong.”

Michael Sturrock, Vice Chair of Latham & Watkins’ global Corporate Department, said: “Ben’s return to Latham, where he will reunite with a formidable team of experienced capital markets practitioners, is an exciting development for the practice in Greater China and the wider region. His unique experience and track record representing issuers and investment banks on equity and debt deals is well aligned with our practice strengths. Ben enjoys tremendous respect in the market for his sharp legal talents, entrepreneurial drive, and deep sector knowledge.”

“Latham & Watkins is a global powerhouse in capital markets,” said Su. “I look forward to harnessing the firm’s global platform and working with my talented colleagues to execute innovative, high-profile, and multi-jurisdictional deals.”

Su joins Latham & Watkins from Kirkland & Ellis. Prior to Kirkland, Su was a partner at Latham. He received his JD from the University of Michigan Law School in 1999 and bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College in 1996.

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Notes to Editors

1Latham & Watkins operates as a limited liability partnership worldwide with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in France, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and as affiliated partnerships conducting the practice in Hong Kong and Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in South Korea as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office. Latham & Watkins works in cooperation with the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 


Josef Athanas, Hong Kong Office Managing Partner, +852.2912.2718

Cathy Yeung, Global Co-Chair of the Capital Markets Practice and Chair of the Greater China Practice, +852.2912.2622

Michael Sturrock, Vice Chair of the global Corporate Department, +65.6437.5412

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