November 02, 2015
Industry leaders, bankers and corporate lawyers convened in Hong Kong and Singapore for a two-city conference exploring developments in the leveraged finance market in Asia and around the world. The event featured presentations by Latham & Watkins lawyers spanning offices and regions, including leaders of the firm’s Asia Practice and global Banking Practice.
Watch a short video featuring commentary from the speakers and panelists.
Bryant Edwards, Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Asia Practice, said: “The conference enabled key players in the industry to discuss various market forces that are transforming Asia’s leveraged finance industry. Recent developments, including the rise of new debt products and other trends, have significant implications for markets in Asia and globally.”
Christopher Kandel, Co-Chair of the firm’s global Banking Practice, noted: “We’ve seen over the past years a convergence of debt products around the world, and also different parts of the world looking to where the cheapest and most appropriate debt for a transaction is available.”
Howard Lam, Chair of the Hong Kong Finance Department, added: “It’s a really exciting time in Asia for leveraged finance. As financiers, sponsors and borrowers in the region become increasingly familiar with different ways to access international capital, we will definitely see more innovative acquisition financing structures done out here.” Lam also published a commentary with Latham colleagues that analyzes the evolving landscape for finance in greater China.