Equity Capital Markets

Orrick’s Equity Capital Markets lawyers have represented clients in raising capital through the public markets for more than 70 years. We have also advised on many follow-on common stock offerings by issuers and/or selling stockholders.

In addition to representing issuers, we have acted as underwriters’ counsel for all of the leading investment banks:

  • BOC International
  • BMO Capital Markets
  • BofA Securities
  • CCB International
  • Citi
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank Securities
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Guotai Junan Capital
  • Jefferies
  • JP Morgan
  • Morgan Stanley
  • RBC Capital Markets
  • UBS Investment Bank


Our international scope enables us to advise issuers and underwriters worldwide in their securities transactions, including:

 Public Equity Offerings  Other Securities Transactions
  • Initial Public Offerings
  • Follow-on Offerings
  • Preferred Stock Offerings
  • Shelf Registrations
  • Rights/Warrants Offerings

  • Master Limited Partnerships
  • PIPE Transactions
  • Convertible Debt Offerings
  • Private Placememts
  • Rule 1444A/Regulation S Offerings
  • SPACs


Technology Companies Practice

Orrick’s Technology Companies Group has counseled many of the most successful venture- backed companies, with a practice that today includes more than 1,600 growth companies in markets around the world, including Pinterest, Stripe, 23andMe, SoFi, Quora, eHarmony and many others. In March 2016, The Recorder named Orrick as Corporate Department of the Year for Emerging Companies. Our Capital Markets lawyers have worked with many of our Technology Company clients in planning for and consummating an initial public offering.

Energy and Infrastructure Practice

Orrick’s Energy & Infrastructure Practice counsels clients across all spectrums of the energy industry. With 150 lawyers around the globe, we provide our clients with a nuanced understanding of the energy industry to allow them access to the capital markets for funding of projects and entities, such as master limited partnerships, renewables projects and infrastructure projects. Our energy practice was recognized as a Law360 Project Finance Group of the Year in 2015 – for the third time – and is Chambers-rated in 20 different energy and infrastructure categories globally, with completed projects in 95 countries and all 50 U.S. states.

  • Public Companies and Corporate Governance

    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.


    Stock Exchange Listings

    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.