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Latham & Watkins earns recognition for advising on three groundbreaking “Deals of the Year” in FinanceAsia’s 2017 Achievement Awards. The awards highlight innovative transactions in the region and aim to recognize “excellence in bringing corporates and investors together and in developing Asia’s capital markets.”

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Latham & Watkins advises clients on US, English, and Singapore law matters, offering integrated legal expertise on Asia’s most complex transactions from the firm's Singapore office.

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Providing Integrated Legal Counsel Across Asia 

For more than 20 years, clients have sought counsel from Latham’s Singapore lawyers on complex corporate, finance, and regulatory matters. The lawyers in our Singapore office have developed a breadth of experience across a multitude of industries including financial services, oil and gas, power, mining and metals, communications, internet and digital media, information technology, hospitality, gaming and leisure, and entertainment, sports, and media. Lauded as the “Most Innovative Firm in Asia-Pacific” by the Financial Times, Latham takes pride in providing innovative advice to corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, and other significant players.

With extensive experience in South and Southeast Asia, Latham’s lawyers in Singapore represent Asian, US, European, and Middle Eastern companies conducting business across the region, and act for Asian companies in their direct investment activities and capital markets transactions globally.

Key Practice Strengths

Latham’s key practice areas in Singapore include:

Awards & Rankings

Latham is recognized as one of the leading international law firms in Singapore and was named "Projects and Project Financing Firm of the Year" by Asian-MENA Counsel 2017. Latham is further noted in Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2018 for "demonstrating sheer quality," a "significant presence in Singapore with a substantial team of finance specialists," and bringing "its world-leading high-yield debt expertise to the Singapore and South-East Asia markets."

Latham was highly recommended for work across a number of other practices in Singapore, including Corporate/M&A, Energy & Natural Resources, Banking & Finance, and Technology, Media, and Telecoms. Singapore-based lawyers have also been ranked in the top tier of lawyers Asia-wide and in a number of regional markets including Indonesia, India, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The Singapore office has a strong commitment to serving the community and has been at the forefront of building and promoting a pro bono culture in Singapore. The office has taken on a leadership position on the Joint International Pro Bono Committee, which was established to match interested Singapore and international law practices with cross-border pro bono opportunities involving economic and social development in emerging markets. The membership of the committee is made up of representatives from most of the international and local law firms in Singapore and is an important forum for the development of pro bono initiatives in Singapore.

Latham's support for the Law Society of Singapore’s pro bono initiatives was honored with the “Friend of the Law Society” award. The firm has continued its involvement in the Law Society’s Criminal Legal Aid Scheme prison interview program and has also recently been providing corporate governance advice to Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), which aims to be Asia’s first social stock exchange and Princeton-in-Asia (PiA), a non-profit organization that places recent college graduates in year-long service-orientated fellowship jobs in 17 different countries throughout Asia.

Latham lawyers in Singapore completed pro bono work with key partner organizations TrustLaw and Pro Bono Services Office of the Law Society of Singapore in areas such as anti-human trafficking and human rights, nonprofits and NGOs, intellectual property and licensing, corporate and regulatory, and social entrepreneurship.

According to the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s third annual TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono, Latham ranks fourth in the provision of pro bono services in Singapore. Latham was awarded "Global Pro Bono Deal of the Year" by The American Lawyer Global Legal Awards 2017 for its work on Shining a Light On Rural India: Advising Mera Gao Power.

 

 
 
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