Milbank (Hong Kong) LLP - Capital Markets Lawyer of the Year
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.
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