Benjamin Carale joined Latham & Watkins’ corporate and finance team with the title of counsel. Carale has handled mandates by both issuers and underwriters on a variety of debt and equity transactions. He joins from Sidley Austin and previously worked at Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz in New York. In Manila, he was a member of local firm Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles. 

Typical capital markets transactions for Carale have included medium term notes, IPOs, top-up equity placements, rights offerings and block trades. He is a registered foreign lawyer in Hong Kong and dual-qualified in New York and the Philippines.

“Ben adds a diverse set of skills to our Hong Kong and Greater China corporate practice as we continue to build market-leading corporate and transactional capabilities. His experience advising on a range of corporate and finance transactions, coupled with his international experience across multiple jurisdictions, positions Ben well to be a valuable resource to our clients and firm alike,” said Michael Liu, office managing partner of Latham & Watkins in Hong Kong, in a press release.

“Latham & Watkins has a stellar reputation across Asia and in the international markets, so I am excited to join the firm and contribute to the successes of its clients and the formidable lawyer team in the Greater China practice,” added Carale.