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Securities And Capital Markets

With competition escalating and regulation increasing, today’s business environment makes raising capital a significant challenge. Those intent on pursuing new paths to growth must uncover the opportunities in these changing times. We can help turn market uncertainty to your advantage.

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Client Successes

Advised Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and China Merchant Securities as the joint sponsors on the global offering and Hong Kong IPO of Ascletis Pharma, the first biotech company listing under the new Chapter 18A

Advised the biopharmaceutical Swiss company GeNeuro, along with underwriters Bryan Garnier & Co and Société Générale, on GeNeuro’s IPO, the first ever IPO of a Swiss company on the regulated market of Euronext in Paris

Advised Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan on the Jose Cuervo IPO on the Mexican Stock Exchange, the largest IPO out of Mexico in 2017.

How Do You Raise Capital?

We work with companies navigating every stage of the capital raising process, and advise issuers, underwriters, and other financial institutions on all types of equity and debt capital raisings. Our lawyers advise clients throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. on a wide range of transactions under the laws of multiple jurisdictions. Our knowledge and understanding of local conditions helps them master the dynamics of today’s markets.

We also help ensure compliance with securities laws, securities exchange rules, and the corporate governance requirements of the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Dodd-Frank Act.

A LEADING GLOBAL SECURITIES AND CAPITAL MARKETS PRACTICE

  • From startups to public offerings, we draw on our extensive experience with public and private offerings of equity securities to provide market insights to our clients.
  • We have a sophisticated global practice representing clients in key industries, including energy, financial services, technology, industrial, life sciences, real estate and REITs.
  • We advise a broad range of companies on Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, JOBS Act, and stock exchange requirements, as well as compliance with Exchange Act-governed SEC reporting, proxy solicitations, and disclosure obligations.
  • We represent many of the biggest names in the U.S. banking industry as underwriters on debt and equity deals, including Barclays, BMO Capital Markets, BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, RBC Capital Markets, and Wells Fargo Securities.
  • We are one of the most active U.S. firms in the Asian markets, with a substantial market share of Hong Kong IPOs.

RECOGNITION FOR OUR PRACTICE

  • Equity Market Deal of the Year — Asian Legal Business, 2018
  • Capital Markets Tax Deal of the Year in the Americas — International Tax Review, 2018
  • Capital Markets Firm of the Year — China Business Law Journal, 2017
  • Recognized by Chambers, Legal 500 and other industry guides for our global capabilities.

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