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Raymond Y. Lin

Raymond Y. Lin

Latham & Watkins LLP

New York, NY, USA

Mr. Lin is a member of the Corporate Department and his practice focuses on the representation of private equity firms in mergers and acquisitions and capital market transactions.

In recent years, Mr. Lin has represented financial investors such as Apollo Global Management LLC, BC Partners Ltd. and TPG Capital; and companies such as InterXion N.V., Kimco Realty Corporation, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., Verso Paper Corporation, Intelsat Ltd., Compass Minerals International, Inc. and Waterford Gaming LLC.

  • Apollo Global Management and TPG Capital in the formation of Caesars Growth Partners and Caesars Acquisition Corporation and the acquisition of US$2.2 billion in assets from Caesars Entertainment Corporation
  • The underwriters for the initial public offering of Intelsat Ltd.
  • BC Partners on the acquisition of Suddenlink Communications
  • Apollo Global Management and BC Partners in the sale of Unitymedia GmbH to Liberty Global
  • BC Partners in their acquisition and disposition of an interest in Office Depot and in connection with the merger of Office Depot and Office Max
  • Laiwu Steel of China in the sale of their iron ore mining interests in North America to Cleveland Cliffs
  • BC Partners in their US$16.8 billion acquisition of Intelsat Ltd., the world’s largest fixed satellite company
  • The underwriters for the initial public offering of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc., Apollo Residential Mortgage, Inc. and in-debt financings for Icahn Enterprises L.P.
  • The issuers and underwriters in capital markets transactions including the initial public offerings of Apollo Residential Mortgage, Inc., Apollo Commericial Mortage, Inc., Coresite Corporation, Verso Paper Corporation and RHI Entertainment, and equity or debt offerings for Kimco Realty Corporation, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers and Icahn Enterprises L.P.
Thought Leadership
  • Online Gambling: The Geolocated Road Ahead
  • SmartCapital Newsletter - US Edition, Issue 3
  • SEC Approves Strengthening of Corporate Governance Standards for NYSE, Nasdaq Listed Companies—Most Companies Must Meet Heightened Standards by Next Annual Shareholders' Meeting

JD, Columbia University School of Law, 1984, Editor, Law Review; James Kent Scholar
BS, Yale University, 1980

Bar Qualifications
New York


Chinese (Mandarin), English

Recognition Highlights

Law clerk to the Honorable Collins J. Seitz, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1984-1985

Raymond Lin is particularly adept at handling IPOs, as well as debt financing and restructurings. Recent transactions include the representation of BC Partners and other investors in its acquisition of Suddenlink Communications. – Chambers Global 2014

Described as "practical, knowledgeable and excellent in facilitating solutions." Chambers USA 2012

Recommended in The Legal 500 US, IFLR1000 and in Chambers USA and Chambers Global for his work in Private Equity

Recommended in the Best Lawyers in America for gaming law

Member of the Board of Visitors, Columbia University School of Law

Director, Appleseed Foundation

Raymond Y. Lin is associated with the following items:
Transcripts  Transcripts Reporting Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 - Reporting Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 , Monday, December 17, 2012
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Periodic and Other Reporting Obligations Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (August 2013) - Understanding the Securities Laws Fall 2013 , Thursday, December 12, 2013
Periodic and Other Reporting Obligations Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (July 2014) - Understanding the Securities Laws Fall 2014 , Thursday, October 23, 2014
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