Lawrence Altman

Special counsel | Singapore

Lawrence is a special counsel in the corporate team.

He is a New York-qualified lawyer advising companies, banks and funds in finance and capital markets transactions in Southeast Asia, having been based in the region for 15 years.

He has experience advising on private placements, Reg S/144A transactions, convertible securities, secured lending, restructurings and buybacks. He also advises clients on cross-border acquisitions and investments between the US and Southeast Asia.

Lawrence has worked on transactions in Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. He began his practice in New York advising on the structure and sale of asset backed securities.

Secretary Leena Thiagaraja

Track record


Advised PT Bumi Resources Tbk., an Indonesia listed thermal coal producer and exporter, in its US$4.5 billion debt restructuring including the exchange of its three US dollar denominated bonds. New debt included a combination of senior loans and bonds, mandatory convertible bonds, contingent value rights and equity. The restructuring involved a PKPU proceeding in Jakarta, which was recognized by the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York as a foreign main proceeding under Chapter 15 of the US Bankruptcy Code. This was one of the largest and most complex debt restructuring transactions ever completed in Southeast Asia.

Advised the Republic of Indonesia on the issuance of €1.25 billion Euro-denominated notes under its Global Medium Term Note program.

Advised Garuda Airlines, Indonesia’s flagship carrier, in its US$850 million debt restructuring, including a consent solicitation and tender offer for its floating rate notes through a reverse Dutch auction. This deal was awarded ‘Asia Restructuring Deal of the Year’ by The Banker in 2010.

State of New York, 1995



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