Sustainable Finance

Latham advises issuers, underwriters, private equity sponsors, and project developers on green bonds, sustainability-linked and other financings, as well as investments related to climate change, environmental, social, and sustainable development issues.

Why Latham

The Sustainable Finance Practice guides clients on a broad range of products in the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America, drawing on the firm’s unsurpassed leadership in capital markets and finance, global team of dedicated environmental law practitioners, trusted investment funds group, and extensive project finance capabilities.

The practice covers all aspects of sustainable finance, including:

  • Executing thematic, sustainability-linked and impact-focused financings in compliance with global, national, and regional norms
  • Complying with emerging European Union regulatory standards, United States securities laws, and other reporting regimes
  • Deploying best-in-class responses to key environmental and sustainable development risks and opportunities

The sustainable finance market is growing rapidly in response to investors and other stakeholders that are increasingly demanding businesses, asset owners, and financial institutions demonstrate how they serve broader environmental and social purposes. Non-existent in 2010, this market now sees hundreds of transactions per year representing hundreds of billions of US$ in transaction value. Latham is helping shape this growing market, representing clients on cutting-edge transactions, finding solutions to the hardest legal challenges, and structuring new products to meet the needs of more market participants. Latham has developed the capacity to help clients seamlessly execute green bonds and sustainability-linked revolving credit facilities, as well as groundbreaking initiatives, such as sustainability-linked bonds and social impact investments, regardless of geography, product, or sustainability priority.

As a leading legal advisor on sustainable finance, Latham participates in a variety of industry groups and sits on the advisory council to the Green Bond Principles and Social Bond Principles.


Our Experience

Awards & Rankings

  • Latham Advises on Two Deals of the Year at Environmental Finance’s Green, Social and Sustainability Bond Awards 2020 - April 15, 2020

Green Bond Law Firm of the Year

Environmental Finance: Bond Awards 2019

Social Bond of the Year (Sovereign) and Innovative Bond Structure (Social)

– Environmental Finance: Bond Awards 2020

Innovative Bond Structure (Sustainability Bond)

– Environmental Finance: Bond Awards 2020

Media Coverage

Sustainable Finance to Boom in Latin America Following COP26


Latham & Watkins Elects 17 New PartnersLatham Advises on Adani Green Energy Limited’s Maiden Bond Offering Latham & Watkins Advises on India’s First Sustainable AT1 Notes Issuance

Thought Leadership

Sustainability Linked Leveraged Loans in Europe: LMA and ELFA Release Best Practice GuideHow Sustainable Finance Can Support ESG GoalsChina and EU to Collaborate on Green Investment Standards

Webcasts & Podcasts

Podcast – Energy & Infrastructure: What’s the View From Inside the DOE Loan Programs Office?Podcast – Energy & Infrastructure: How Will EP4 Affect Projects in High-Income Countries?Podcast – Energy & Infrastructure: Will the Market Sustain its Interest in Sustainability-Linked Bonds?