Structured Finance

Latham & Watkins is recognized for its work on complex and cutting edge structured finance transactions, development of innovative structures and securitization of new assets.

Why Latham

Latham is ranked consistently among the leading law firms in structured finance and securitization transactions. Through a team of lawyers based in the United States and Europe, this practice provides clients with integrated, multi-jurisdictional legal counsel on all of the commercial, insolvency, and tax law aspects of structured finance and securitization deals. The team also has extensive experience handling the commercial and operational issues that arise in these transactions.  

As valued business advisors, Latham’s structured finance lawyers understand each client’s needs and work to achieve their objectives. The group’s clients include:   

  • Issuers and sponsors
  • Investment banks as underwriters, placement agents, and structuring advisors    
  • Investment advisors, asset managers, and funds
  • Institutional investors
  • Insurance companies
  • Bank conduits
  • Credit enhancers and liquidity providers
  • CLOs
Comprehensive Expertise

Latham’s lawyers frequently advise clients on transactions involving “off-the-run” commercial and esoteric assets, including:

  • Aircraft leases and related assets
  • Cell tower and broadcast tower assets
  • Rental car fleets
  • Whole business securitizations

In addition, the group’s lawyers often advise on more traditional structured finance and securitization transactions, including:

  • Collateralized loan obligations (CLOs)
  • Credit card receivables
  • Derivatives
  • Sub-prime automobile loans
  • Trade receivables

Awards & Rankings

  • Two Partners Honored as California Trailblazers - October 06, 2020
  • Firm Wins 4 Practice Honors at China Law Awards - May 20, 2020
  • Latham Wins Impact Deal and Innovation of the Year at Capital Relief Trade Awards - October 17, 2019
  • Asian-mena Counsel / In-House Community Honors Latham and Sungjin Kang - June 09, 2019
  • Financial Times Honors Latham & Watkins for Innovative Deal Work in Asia - May 13, 2019

“Acting for a wide range of funds, private equity houses, banks, issuers and other financial institutions on sophisticated transactions in the London and European markets, [Latham’s securitization practice] has significant expertise in asset-backed securities, public and private securitisations, cash and synthetic securitisations, and both European and US CLO transactions.”

The Legal 500 US 2020


Webcast - Upstream Asset Securitization: When the Market Closes a Door, Does It Open a Window Elsewhere?

Media Coverage

European Roundtable: Point, Counter PointDer hochverzinsliche Bond als Alternative zum Bankkredit


Latham & Watkins Advises Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. in IPOLatham Advises Kongsberg Automotive in €60 Million Securitization Facility Two Partners Honored as California Trailblazers

Thought Leadership

Restructuring & Insolvency in Hong KongEC Proposes Amended Framework for the Securitisation of NPEsTALF Update: Federal Reserve Releases Form AUP Report for CLOs

Webcasts & Podcasts

Upstream Asset Securitization: When the Market Closes a Door, Does It Open a Window Elsewhere?