Howard K. H. Lam

Howard Lam, a partner in Latham & Watkins’ Hong Kong office and Chair of the Hong Kong Finance Department, advises corporates, banks and investors on complex financing transactions across Asia, with a strong focus on China.

Mr. Lam regularly advises banks, sponsors and borrowers in LBOs, acquisition financings, China onshore/offshore financing, margin financings, private equity financing, bridge financing and debt capital market transactions.

He also represents banks, bondholders, investors and insolvency practitioners in distressed situations, including enforcement, restructurings, creditors schemes of arrangement, liability management, receiverships and formal liquidation procedures.

He has recently led a number of high-profile leveraged financing and restructuring transactions and is recognized as a leading practitioner in this area.

According to Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015, Mr. Lam brings “a strong PRC focus to the practice… he led the team that advised the banks on the leveraged financing of the take-private of Pactera, which was Asia’s first leveraged buyout to be financed through a high yield bond.” He is also praised by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014: He “continues to play a major role in a number of contentious restructuring matters. His broad finance experience has also seen him advise on syndicated finance and convertible bond deals.”