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From blue-chip companies to technology-driven start-ups, we guide clients through the many challenges that arise during the different stages of the life of a company and craft financing solutions to serve strategic objectives. We combine industry knowledge and deep technical expertise to help our clients navigate capital markets, structure offerings of equity and debt securities and comply with securities and regulatory requirements.
We focus on providing pragmatic business solutions to our clients’ needs, and our experienced partners stay actively involved on a day-to-day basis throughout the relationship, providing the type of high-level guidance required in this complicated area. Several members of our team have worked previously with securities regulators responsible for the leading capital markets worldwide, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, giving us insight into regulatory considerations in offerings of all types and enabling us to get deals done more quickly. Our capital markets lawyers also frequently leverage the experience of our other leading practice areas, providing seamless integration to provide not only advice on securities laws, but pragmatic business solutions to our clients’ needs.
We also represent many of the leading investment banks as underwriters and initial purchasers in equity and debt offerings. Our capital markets team offers investment banking clients guidance across multiple jurisdictions and draws upon the support of our leading Banking & Finance, Intellectual Property, Compensation & Benefits, Litigation and other industry and regulatory practice groups to provide comprehensive guidance on both capital markets transactions and securities laws and developments generally.
We work on capital markets transactions and advise on compliance with securities laws in the United States and Europe. Our global team is composed of experienced practitioners and our practice has been ranked by leading guides, including Chambers Global, Chambers USA and Chambers Europe, all in 2017, Legal 500 in 2017 and Euromoney Institutional Investor's IFLR1000 for 2016.
United States – Working closely with our market-leading Technology Companies Group, we have strong experience representing start-ups in the technology sector as they go through their initial public offerings and become public companies. Our Equity Capital Markets team has a balanced practice representing both issuers and underwriters. Among our recent engagements were the IPOs of Arcadia Biosciences, Ooma, On Deck Capital and Rapid7. We also represent issuers and underwriters in connection with PIPEs, SPACs and convertible debt offerings. Our Debt Capital Markets team primarily represents longstanding corporate issuers in all aspects of their financing needs as well as supporting our Energy & Infrastructure and Banking & Finance teams on debt securities components of their transactions.
London/Europe – We advise issuers, sponsors and nomads on IPOs and follow-on offerings on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange and the AIM Market, as well as bond offerings. Our recent engagements include acting for the banking syndicate on the equity fundraising and reverse takeover of BCA Marketplace plc and listing on the Main Market, as well as acting for Cerillion plc on its IPO on the AIM Market.
We act as outside corporate counsel advising management, boards of directors and board committees on governance matters, including a broad range of complex transactions regarding numerous local, state and federal regulations, securities law, legal compliance, fiduciary duties, board oversight responsibilities and related matters. Our public company clients look to us for advice on all aspects of public company reporting, including preparation of annual and quarterly reports, proxy statements and other ongoing reporting questions.
We advise issuers and underwriters on capital markets transactions globally. We have advised clients on listings on the main international capital markets, including the Nasdaq Market, the New York Stock Exchange, the London Stock Exchange and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.