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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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Global Securities

Raising capital


Despite fluctuations in financial markets, cross-border capital flows remain a vital part of the capital markets. At Baker & McKenzie, we offer broad resources and reach to help plan and execute viable, innovative capital structures anywhere in the world. Our more than 300 securities lawyers work collaboratively across 70 jurisdictions — enabling us to quickly bring the right talent to every issue and provide sound legal and business advice on high-stakes corporate fundraising transactions.

We regularly advise investment banks, issuers, shareholders, governments and some of the largest public and emerging private companies in a wide variety of capital markets transactions including debt, equity and equity-linked issues, and in complex, multijurisdictional acquisitions and divestitures involving public companies. We have assisted some of the largest companies across a wide range of industries in landmark offerings, and can tailor practical solutions in complex and unprecedented transactions. We integrate with client project teams seamlessly to help them pursue funding opportunities.

Active in US capital markets, Euromarkets, and Asian markets, our Securities practice ranks among the top 10 in Asia Pacific, Europe/Middle East and the United States/North America in debt and equity league tables.

 

2014 Cross-Border Listings Handbook



We are pleased to offer our Cross-Border Listings Handbook in eBook format for your iPad, Kindle or Nook. To request a complimentary copy of the eBook, please fill out this brief form.

To request a hard copy of the book, fill out this form or contact .

From July 2014, Russian law will introduce the concept of a bondholders’ representative, which is designed to perform a similar function to a trustee in a Eurobond transaction. These changes are enacted by Federal Law No. 210-FZ “On Amendments to the Federal Law ‘On the Securities Market’ and Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation” which comes into effect on 1 July 2014.
A global survey report conducted by mergermarket for the Firm examines key factors influencing cross-border listing of securities worldwide. 200 corporate executives and investment bankers, involved in cross-border listing within the last five years, provide insight on the challenges faced and the benefits achieved in the specific markets.
This alert explores recent developments on "Ban-the-Box" laws, which prohibit employers from inquiring about applicants' criminal histories on application forms. As more state and local governments pass the laws, employers should ensure their hiring practices stay compliant in relevant jurisdictions.
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We share an uncompromising commitment to excellence, which explains why more of our lawyers are included as leading lawyers in the Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Best Lawyers than any other Global 20 law firm.

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We are passionately global — it's in our DNA.

We started with a vision of going global and were in eight countries before our 10th anniversary. Today we have 75 offices in 47 countries -- including the emerging markets so important to the growth of your business.
We offer world-class career opportunities around the globe, while our entrepreneurial culture makes Baker & McKenzie a unique place to develop professionally.

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