Corporate Breakfast Briefing: IPO Research — Making the Connection

Firm Event | February.08.2018 | 8:30am - 10:00am (GMT Standard Time)

Orrick London

On 1 July 2018, the new Conduct of Business Sourcebook (COBS) Rules, forming part of the FCA Handbook, will come into force. These rules provide that before any connected research is published in relation to an IPO on a regulated market:

  • an issuer must publish an approved prospectus or registration document, and
  • unconnected analysts must be provided with access to the issuer’s management.

In addition, new guidance clarifies the FCA’s expectations in relation to connected analysts’ participation in pitches for potential IPOs. Please join Orrick’s team of financial regulatory and UK and US capital markets lawyers at our breakfast briefing, when we will discuss the likely implications of these amendments to the timetable for IPOs, the structure of prospectuses and registration documents, potential regulatory arbitrage between markets, management’s interaction with analysts, and the manner in which corporate finance providers pitch for business.

Please RSVP by Thursday, 25th January 2018.

CLE Credits Available: N

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Practice:

  • Corporate
  • Equity Capital Markets
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Hotels, Resorts & Entertainment
  • Energy

Katie Cotton Senior Associate Corporate, Equity Capital Markets

London

Katie advises on a broad spectrum of corporate transactions, including primary and secondary fundraisings on the public markets, public and private M&A, joint ventures and strategic investments.

Katie has particular experience in the technology, media, energy and biotech/cleantech sectors, as well as in transactions with a substantial real estate component.

Recent transactions include advising Cerillion PLC on its initial public offering on AIM; advising Canal+ Group on the sale of their majority stake in Poland’s largest broadcaster TVN Group to Scripps Networks; and advising Infracapital on its investment in Bioenergy Infrastructure Limited (BIG) and BIG's subsequent investment in the first waste-to-energy plant to utilise the U.K. Government's contracts for difference regime.

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Practice:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Equity Capital Markets
  • M&A and Private Equity

Hilary Winter Partner Corporate Governance, Equity Capital Markets

London

Hilary Winter focuses her practice on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, with an established following of corporate clients, investment banks, brokers and financial institutions.

Hilary has extensive experience advising companies, sponsors and "nomads" on IPOs and secondary fund-raisings, as well as companies on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate advisory needs.

Hilary regularly advises financial institutions on a range of corporate matters. She is also an expert on public company takeovers, having advised on hostile, contested and recommended takeovers.

Hilary is ranked in Chambers & Partners UK and described as "the doyenne of AIM" by one enthusiastic source, while others comment that she has so much experience that she "could do it with her eyes shut."

In Legal 500 one source commented that Hilary has "a wonderful combination of charm and ruthless ability; she is an uncompromisingly dedicated, unquestionably experienced and, in all, a thoroughly capable and talented lawyer."


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Practice:

  • Equity Capital Markets
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Derivatives
  • Restructuring
  • Corporate Governance
  • Emerging Markets
  • Africa
  • Latin America
  • Fintech

Nell Scott Partner Equity Capital Markets, M&A and Private Equity

London

Nell Scott regularly advises on international capital markets, corporate finance, M&A and private equity transactions, as well as corporate governance and disclosure issues, with an emphasis on Africa, Russia and other emerging markets.

Nell’s clients have included major investment banks and financial institutions, public and private companies and sovereign governments. Nell lived and worked in Russia from 1993 to 1997 and is a fluent Russian speaker.

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Practice:

  • Fintech
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Banking & Finance
  • Energy

Jacqui Hatfield Partner Fintech, Technology Companies Group

London

Jacqui Hatfield heads up the financial services regulatory team in London. She has more than 20 years' experience of providing regulatory advice across the broad spectrum of the financial services regulated community.

Jacqui's clients range from asset managers, brokers, banks, fund managers, fund platforms, payment service providers, e-money issuers, FinTech companies, exchanges and corporate finance boutiques. She advises clients based both within the UK and overseas, including the EU and United States.

Jacqui provides regulatory advice to both the buy side and sell side and covers both retail and wholesale business. Typical work includes advising on issues relating to authorisation, structuring, outsourcing, systems and controls, conduct of business, financial resources, market abuse, EU directives, promotion and distribution of investments, money laundering, payment services and consumer credit. Typical work also includes providing specialist regulatory advice on transactions within the financial services sector. Jacqui is particularly active in the Fintech space, with clients ranging from peer to peer lending platforms, challenger banks, app payment providers, robo advisers and on-line broker dealers.