Unprecedented volatility and intense regulatory change since the financial crisis have greatly impacted the capital markets sector. Regulators are demanding greater transparency and high levels of litigation continue. This backdrop makes raising and managing capital while complying with changing legal and listing requirements a major challenge for public and private companies and governments.
We provide practical, commercially-focused advice to maximize deal certainty. We represent issuers, investment banks, and selling shareholders in equity and debt transactions including domestic and cross-border IPOs, debt issuances and programs, and complex, multi-jurisdictional acquisitions and divestitures involving public companies.
Since 2012, we have been involved in more than 400 debt and equity offerings with a total value of US$120 billion. Using our unmatched global network, comprised of more than 420 capital markets lawyers in 42 countries, we offer a fully integrated service, working across borders and practice areas including M&A, Private Equity, Antitrust & Competition, and Compliance to help clients achieve the best outcome.
We are ranked among the top firms for Capital Markets by Chambers Global and IFLR 1000 in local jurisdictions around the world. Legal 500 consistently ranks us among the top tiers for debt and equity capital markets advisement and Law360 named us one of the top three "Mightiest Securities Practices" in 2015.
We are also highly ranked in Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters equity and debt league tables, including:
No. 5 for global cross-border IPOs by deal volume 2015 (advising issuer)
No. 1 in EMEA for cross-border IPOs by deal volume 2015 (advising issuer)
No. 7 in APAC for cross-border IPOs by deal volume 2015 (acting as international legal advisors to managers)
No. 1 in EMEA for equity IPO by deal volume Q1 2016 (advising issuers and managers)
As a top-ranked Capital Markets Practices in local jurisdictions around the world, some of our notable deals include:
Advising Middle Eastern snack food company Edita Food Industries on its E£2 billion (US$263 million) cross-border IPO on the London Stock Exchange and initial public offering on the Egyptian Exchange.
Assisting German aluminium wheel manufacturer Uniwheels with its initial public offering on the Warsaw Stock Exchange – the largest IPO on that exchange in 2015.
Advising Videocon d2h, the satellite television arm of India's Videocon Group, on its listing of US$325-million worth of American depositary receipts on Nasdaq — the largest Indian IPO in the US since 2007.
Assisting Swedish mobile gaming company LeoVegas with its initial public offering on Nasdaq, a transaction that involved a Swedish offering and placement of shares to US investors.
Representing MileSouth Apartment Portfolio, the first US real estate investment company to create a Canadian REIT to list its US assets on the Toronto Stock Exchange — one of the most successful cross-border REIT offerings in recent years.