Gary Hamp is "a formidable yet charming negotiator with an acute grasp of technical matters and a zest to close deals." He is best known for advising on major leveraged acquisition finance mandates.Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019

Gary Hamp

Hong Kong
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Gary Hamp is a partner in Latham & Watkins’ Hong Kong office and the Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Banking Practice. Mr. Hamp is a member of the Finance Department, specializing in acquisition and leveraged finance, distressed investments, structured secured lending, and debt restructurings and workouts.

Mr. Hamp’s practice focuses on:

  • Banking
  • Leveraged and acquisition finance
  • Finance
  • Private equity/venture capital
  • Debt capital markets
  • Business restructuring and insolvency

Regarded as one of the pre-eminent leveraged and acquisition finance specialists in Asia, Mr. Hamp has extensive experience practicing in Asia and Europe. He advises financial institutions, corporations, and private equity sponsors in Asia across an extensive range of financings. Mr. Hamp also works closely with leading debt and restructuring advisors.

Mr. Hamp has been working on cutting edge financing transactions in the region for over a decade. During this time, he has been continuously recognized as a leading individual in banking and finance by The Legal 500, IFLR 1000, and Chambers Asia.


Mr. Hamp’s recent experience includes advising:

  • HSBC and a group of lenders in connection with a bid for certain assets of Link REIT
  • Partners Group in connection with the financing for its acquisition of SPi Global, a Philippines-based provider of outsourced services to education, science, technical, and medical research publishers
  • The mandated lead arrangers on US$3.5 billion financing in connection with Tencent Holdings’ acquisition of Supercell Oy, a Finland-based mobile games developer
  • Bank of China on the term loan facilities for Choice Chaser Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong-based investment holdings company
  • HSBC on the financing for the proposed take private of M.P. Evans Group PLC
  • Warburg Pincus in connection with the financing of the acquisition by Athena Investment Company (Cayman) Limited of ARA Asset Management Limited, a Singapore-based real estate fund manager
  • HSBC and underwriters on financing for Seek Asia Limited in connection with the acquisition of JS Group*
  • The syndicate of lenders including HSBC and Bank of China on a US$3.2 billion loan to COFCO Group to finance the acquisition of Nidera Capital and Noble Agri*
  • Standard Chartered Bank on the HKD5 billion financing for the public acquisition of TCC International Holdings Limited*

* Matter handled prior to joining the firm

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