Latham’s Asia offices work as one team, bringing together elite capabilities across practices and industries, native language and cultural knowledge, and on-the-ground support throughout the region.

Office Overview

Serving clients from the major financial, commercial, and regulatory hubs of Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo — we seamlessly integrate through Latham’s global platform to deliver sophisticated counsel and representation to clients on their most complex and consequential matters in Asia and around the world.

With a seasoned understanding of Asia’s local and regional markets, we bridge jurisdictions, languages, time zones, and business cultures for clients operating anywhere in the region. We represent dynamic private equity funds, financial institutions, and direct lenders, multinational and government-linked corporations, as well as emerging companies active in Mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Latham’s Asia-based lawyers rank among the very top practitioners in the region. We regularly advise on the most transformative capital markets offerings, private equity, and M&A transactions in every major jurisdiction. We guide multinationals through the increasingly complex web of anti-money laundering, sanctions, and export controls regimes. We represent sponsors and lenders in the region’s landmark project finance matters and infrastructure projects. And increasingly, we advise on the emerging ESG and sustainability issues affecting companies with operations in Asia.

Lauded as the “Most Innovative Firm in the Asia-Pacific” by the Financial Times, our diverse Asia team connects clients in the financial services, infrastructure, energy, media, and technology industries to world-class legal services in the region and to the full complement of Latham lawyers around the globe.

Giving Back

As one of the world’s largest pro bono providers, Latham takes on matters in nearly every area of public interest law. In Asia, our pro bono efforts include supporting asylum seekers, serving the elderly, and advocating for gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Pro Bono & Public Service

For several years, Latham’s Tokyo-based lawyers completed pro bono work with key partner organizations Ashoka, Japan Association for Refugees, Shinkou Fukushikai, and Playground of Hope in areas such as nonprofits and NGOs, indigent criminal defense, corporate and regulatory, and social entrepreneurship.

In 2017, Latham’s Tokyo office committed its time in a wide range of initiatives such as working with Japan Association for Refugees to train staff lawyers in assisting refugee cases, to community fundraising to support Lighthouse: Center for Human Trafficking Victims, a nonprofit organization aimed at eliminating human trafficking in Japan.

Our firm culture promotes such values as excellence and teamwork, and we bring these values to bear on the hundreds of pro bono matters we undertake each year.


"Dual-qualified lawyers serve an impressive roster of well-known Japanese and foreign clients in sectors as diverse as technology and pharmaceuticals. Additionally known for its work for clients in the energy sector, including advising on joint ventures. Also well versed in corporate restructurings."

– Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018

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