New Hire to Further Bolster Latham’s Growth in Asia Singapore, …

New Hire to Further Bolster Latham’s Growth in Asia

Singapore, August, 2006 … LAWFUEL – Legal News Network – Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Rajiv Gupta has joined the firm’s Singapore office as of counsel in the Corporate Department. Gupta will bolster the firm’s leading corporate finance practice.

Gupta has extensive experience representing large investment banks and domestic and foreign issuers on offerings of equity, high-yield and investment-grade debt and convertible, equity-linked and derivative products.

“Rajiv is a great addition to our team and his presence will further boost our corporate finance capabilities in South and Southeast Asia,” said Mark Nelson, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Singapore. “In particular, bringing Rajiv on board underscores Latham’s conviction that India presents many opportunities for the firm,” said Michael Sturrock, Chair of the Corporate Department in the Singapore office of Latham & Watkins.

“I am excited to be part of Latham & Watkins’ growth in Asia and further enhance its capabilities across multiple markets,” said Rajiv Gupta.

Gupta has spent his entire legal career at Davis Polk & Wardwell in both New York and Hong Kong. He is licensed to practice law in India and New York State. Gupta is a graduate of the University of Delhi, University of Cambridge and University of Michigan Law School. He joins Latham from the New York office of Davis Polk & Wardwell.

2006 Asian Legal Business Southeast Asia
Latham & Watkins was awarded the highest number of trophies at the recent awards in Singapore, including the prestigious International Deal Firm of the Year for its outstanding client service and “ability to combine rigorous analysis with astute judgment to give clients a competitive edge.” Latham picked up an additional seven deal awards including:

Southeast Asia M&A Deal of the Year for the P.T. Adaro Indonesia deal, recognized by the judges as one of the largest and most complex LBOs in the Asian market in recent history;
Southeast Asia Deal of the Year for the high yield bond offering and concurrent senior credit facility by Adaro Finance B.V.;
Singapore M&A Deal of the Year for the firm’s work on the landmark Colony Capital acquisition of the hotel business of Raffles Holdings Limited, with Latham acting on behalf of the lead arrangers;
Equity Market Deal of the Year for the ICICI Bank Limited transaction in India;
Debt Market Deal of the Year and Singapore Deal of the Year for the ground-breaking Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing $925 million combined offering; and
Singapore Insolvency and Restructuring Deal of the Year in connection with China Aviation Oil’s restructuring and litigation outside Singapore.
The Awards, in their second year, recognize excellence in the provision of legal services across the Southeast Asia region in 2005. The judging panel considered deal value, complexity, innovative deal structure, the timeframe for completion and significance to the market in naming the winners of the deal categories.

About Latham & Watkins
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