If chosen carefully, the right stock exchange for a cross-border listing can benefit a company with multinational operations by providing:
- Access to additional capital
- Favorable P/E multiples
- Enhanced investor perception
Baker & McKenzie’s securities lawyers can advise and help you navigate the regulatory complexities involved in raising funds and listing on foreign stock exchanges. Our knowledge of best practices around the world allows us to deliver innovative and cutting edge solutions to meet your capital raising and listing goals in multiple jurisdictions. With a presence in more than 40 countries, we are on the ground in a company’s home jurisdiction and where major stock exchanges are located. To learn more about our securities practice, visit the Global Securities page
A road map for companies and advisers considering listing abroad
While market volatility has almost become the norm, and IPO activity remains slow in certain markets, the world's top exchanges are seeing an increase in the percentage of capital raised from foreign issuers. Our Securities practice recently commissioned mergermarket to conduct a survey of 200 corporate executives and investment bankers who have been involved in a cross-border listing in the last five years. The results of the survey, combined with our independent research, are examined in our newly released survey report and primer.
The report summarizes:
- What type of companies are listing abroad,
- Factors driving cross-border listings,
- Deterrents to listing on a particular exchange, and
- Top exchanges for various industries or strategic goals.
To download a copy of the report, click here.
Equity sans frontières: Trends in cross-border IPOs and an outlook for the future
Baker & McKenzie's Securities Practice Group partnered with PricewaterhouseCoopers to produce Equity Sans Frontières, our latest report on cross-border listings which analyzes regional and global data to highlight trends in the current market and forecast the future of global IPOs.
Click here for a copy of the report.
Considering your global listing options? It just got easier.
Our Securities Practice Group is pleased to announce that our new Cross-Border Listings App
for iPad and iPhone is now available on the App Store. The new app is an interactive and robust legal tool designed to help companies and financial institutions navigate the regulatory complexities of listing securities around the world.
Cross-Border Listings App users can:
- View listing summaries for more than 25 stock exchanges
- Compare listing requirements among exchanges
- Scroll through an interactive map
- Search, bookmark and add notes
- Email summaries
To download the app from the App Store, please click here.
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2013 edition of Cross-Border Listings Handbook now available
Our Cross-Border Listings Handbook is a comprehensive multi-jurisdictional guide to listing securities abroad. The 2013 edition describes the principal attributes and listing requirements of over 25 securities exchanges around the world, from the view of a foreign company considering a cross-border listing. To request a printed copy of the handbook, please fill out this form, or contact
We are also pleased to offer the content of our Cross-Border Listings Handbook in an eBook format for your iPad, Kindle or Nook. To request a complimentary copy of the eBook, please fill out this brief form.
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