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Combining the knowledge of local laws and cultures with a global reach is just one of the ways Baker & McKenzie separates itself from other firms. Our genuinely global perspective allows us to operate without boundaries around the world, in every jurisdiction that is important to your business.

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Cross-Border Listings

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
  • Visibility
  • 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.


2014 edition of Cross-Border Listings Handbook now available

Our Cross-Border Listings Handbook is a comprehensive multi-jurisdictional guide to listing securities abroad. The 2014 edition describes the principal attributes and listing requirements of 29 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 .


Cross-Border IPO Index

Cross-border initial public offerings (IPOs) achieved a banner year in 2013 by raising US$32.4 billion worldwide in 2013, a 97% increase over 2012 and triple the growth of domestic IPOs. To help understand and track this trend, Baker & McKenzie has developed the Cross-Border IPO Index, a semiannual analysis of cross-border IPO activity relative to overall IPO

To view the press release and related infographics on the year-end 2013 index, please click  here


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.

iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.


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