Posit Laohaphan

Hong Kong
  • 18th Floor, One Exchange Square
  • 8 Connaught Place, Central
  • Hong Kong

Posit Laohaphan is a partner in the Hong Kong office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Laohaphan is the former Global Co-Chair of the firm's Financial Institutions Industry Group and is a member of the Corporate Department and Capital Markets and Derivatives Practices.

Mr. Laohaphan focuses on a range of capital markets and equity derivatives transactions, including:

  • Offerings of debt, equity, equity-linked, credit-linked, and hybrid securities such as convertible and exchangeable securities (both optional and mandatory), high yield bonds, and perpetual and regulatory capital securities 
  • Debt restructurings, including exchange offers, tender offers, and consent solicitations
  • Margin loan and share financings
  • Equity derivatives, including call spreads, swaps, forwards, and options issuer or affiliate share borrow facilities, issuer share repurchase transactions, fixed and variable share forward sales, hedging and monetization transactions, and various structured financial products offered publicly and privately

Mr. Laohaphan has represented a range of financial institutions, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, and Standard Chartered, as well as large corporates in the United States, Europe, and Asia, on a variety of capital markets and derivatives transactions. He has also practiced in structured finance, banking, and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Laohaphan was named Capital Markets Lawyer of the Year by The Client Choice Award 2017 and The Asian Lawyer Emerging Markets Awards 2016. He has also been recognized by Asia Legal Business in its 40 under 40 list of the brightest young legal minds in Asia in 2015. He is also ranked for his excellence in structured finance and securitization as well as capital markets by The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2016, with one client identifying that he has “excellent product knowledge” and is “highly responsive.” Noted as an Outstanding Young Partner for the Asia region, Mr. Laohaphan is commended in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016 for being “really client focused, [he] understands the products we’re trying to offer and his US-Asia experience sets him apart.”

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