Finance Monthly - Legal Awards 2023

47 Finance Monthly Legal Awards 2023 HONG KONG ABOUT JAMES James Grandolfo is a partner of Milbank LLP, head of Milbank (Hong Kong) LLP and a member of Milbank’s Global Capital Markets Group. He has over 25 years’ experience representing issuers and investment banks in a variety of debt, equity and equity-linked capital markets transactions, including high yield and investment grade debt issuances, initial public offerings, a variety of liability management exercises, Rule 144A and Regulation S transactions and SEC-registered offerings. Active throughout Asia, including in many of its emerging and frontier markets, James is especially sought out for his experience in India and the Philippines. In the Philippines in particular he advises across a variety of capital markets, M&A, private equity and leveraged finance matters and is widely considered one of the most experienced international lawyers practicing in this jurisdiction. Mr. Grandolfo’s experience spans a wide range of sectors, including finance, renewable, conventional and new power and energy, real estate, hospitality and gaming, TMT, infrastructure and logistics, among others. Combining his expertise in both capital markets and M&A, Mr. Grandolfo advises on SPAC transactions from Asia and is also active on sustainability and sustainability-linked transactions. FIRM PROFILE Driven to deliver exceptional results for our clients, we push boundaries and challenge assumptions. That’s been core to our ethos since our founding in 1866. It fuels how we work and define ourselves, and it informs our growth and evolution as a firm. We keep impressive company. Our clients are market leaders, global innovators and paradigm-shifting entrepreneurs that advance emerging industries. Surrounding ourselves by the best inspires and challenges us to constantly reimagine what’s possible. Our clients demand the best. We like that. We’re tenacious lawyers driven to solve your toughest legal challenges. That means harnessing the minds, expertise and specialties from across the firm that are needed for your unique challenges. We’re committed to delivering tailored solutions that exceed your highest expectations. Around the world, in industry after industry, Milbank’s outstanding record of making great things happen for clients has earned us consistently high rankings and myriad top awards. Accolades from publications like The American Lawyer, Chambers and International Financial Law Review attest to the firm’s well-deserved reputation.

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