Baker McKenzie is a transactional powerhouse, with one of the world’s largest capital markets practices, offering leading expertise in the areas most critical for our clients. Our team of over 300 lawyers in 45 countries has grown from the grass roots up, with established, local expertise in both financial centers and key emerging markets. We excel in complex equity and debt transactions and cross-border deals.

Equity Capital Markets

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Companies looking to raise equity capital have an increasing array of choices and must consider factors such as access to the investor base, location of industry peers, listing criteria and the regulatory environment. Our locally embedded, globally experienced lawyers help choose the best option for a successful, business-critical transaction.

We have excellent relationships with all major and emerging stock exchanges and regulators, and our clients benefit from our in-depth understanding of the legal, regulatory and cultural frameworks that are critical for successful deals.

Our Equity Capital Markets practice is highly regarded for its proficiency in IPOs, secondary and equity-linked transactions, and listed company spin-offs (whether Reg S-only, Rule 144A, or SEC-registered offerings), Public M&A, as well as ongoing listed company and transactional compliance across jurisdictions and exchanges.

Debt Capital Markets

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Operating with interest rate uncertainty and in unpredictable markets, our clients rely on our experience to help them create deal certainty and minimize risk in complex debt transactions. This is crucial at a time when intense regulatory change and demands for greater transparency create a more challenging environment for raising and managing debt capital.

Our integrated English, New York and local law practice includes extensive experience in Rule 144A, Regulation S and SEC registered offerings. Through our complementary advisory practices, particularly our market-leading tax practice, we are one of the few firms that can holistically solve your capital markets challenge.

Our Debt Capital Markets lawyers advise at all stages of the bond life cycle, including debut issuance, taps, ongoing covenant compliance and reporting, as well as liability management and restructurings. Our specialists have experience across all forms of debt offerings, including high-yield and leveraged finance, convertible and sustainable debt.