Banking & Finance Team Rank Band 1 in Chambers UK

Chambers UK 2014

November 05, 2013

Latham & Watkins’ “standout practice for leveraged finance” has ranked in Band 1 within the category of Banking & Finance: Lenders in Chambers UK 2014. Based on client and market feedback, as well as the firm’s quality of work during the last 12 months, the guide hailed the firm as “a particularly impressive hybrid bank/bond practice and multi-jurisdictional acquisition financing ability. It has an enviable client base of household names on the sponsor, borrower and lender sides.”

Clients within the guide provided feedback on the team stating:

  • "Tons of in-depth, current market knowledge. They have the know-how to get stuff done and banks trust their view as well - they know how to negotiate."
  • "One of their great strengths is their combined leveraged finance offering. A very strong team across both bank finance and high-yield bond areas - a lot of depth to the bench."
  • "Latham are a force. I have no hesitation saying they know what they're doing and do it well."

Latham is the only firm to have a top tier ranking in banking and high yield in the UK. The firm’s Banking & Finance Practice was also highly recommended in Band 2 for borrowers and sponsors expertise.

Further, the firm ranked in Band 2 for Projects with the guide stating the practice “[a]cts on an impressively broad array of mandates, on both the lender and sponsor side. Has an active ECA practice and also acts on the sponsor side in sectors such as transport, oil and gas, LNG, mining and power. Handles financings in Africa, Asia-Pacific, the CIS and the Middle East.”

The firm also ranked highly for Energy & Natural Resources.

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