Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Yen Sum has built a top-tier UK and European restructuring and special situations practice and leads a team of 30 professionals. She has more than 20 years of experience in advising senior management, private equity sponsors, credit funds and hedge funds on financial and operational restructurings, special situations and alternative investments across the capital structure. She also advises on associated Mergers and acquisitions and buyouts, acquisition finance and fund investments.
Yen is particularly focused on cross-border structures, or those requiring new or innovative thinking and multifaceted solutions across corporate balance sheets, as well as managing divergent stakeholder interests. She has led or has been involved in a number of notable and prominent transactions, including investments within multi-layered capital structures, public and private securities, schemes of arrangement, security enforcements, UK administrations and company voluntary arrangements, US Chapter 11, and in and out-of-court proceedings in France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland, and equivalent processes in other jurisdictions.
She also spent several years as a banking professional in Barclays Capital’s leveraged finance business, where she was involved in numerous buyouts, refinancings and recapitalisations.