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Practice

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.

  • Paul Hastings always has our best interests at heart and provides excellent, innovative advice.

    Chambers USA, 2020
  • It's a great firm. They are super professional and always available at all hours.

    Chambers USA, 2020

Client Successes

  • Represented Romeo Systems, Inc. (Romeo Power) in its agreement to merge with RMG Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).

  • Represented Credit Suisse, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley as the book-running managers in connection with the $500 million IPO by GO Acquisition Corp.

  • Represented ABCI Capital Limited, CLSA Capital Markets Limited and Haitong International Capital Limited as the joint sponsors on Radiance Holdings (Group) Company Limited’s US$331 million global offering and IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

  • Represented China Bohai Bank on its US$1.77 billion global offering and listing of its H Shares on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

  • Represented Itaú BBA, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and XP Investimentos as placement agents in the IPO of Brazilian web services firm Locaweb on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3).

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

  • Paul Hastings’ Securities and Capital Markets practice assists clients to navigate every stage of the capital raising process. We provide advice to issuers, underwriters, and other financial institutions on all types of equity and debt capital raisings.

  • Our lawyers are experts in initial public offerings (IPOs), follow-on offerings, rights offerings, direct public offerings, bought deals, confidentially mandated offerings, at-the-market primary and secondary offerings, securities exchange listings, private placements (including Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings), PIPE offerings, block trades, convertible offerings and related equity derivatives, exchange offers and high-yield, mezzanine, and investment-grade debt offerings.

  • Our lawyers are well-versed in helping clients to ensure compliance with securities laws, securities exchange rules, and the corporate governance requirements of the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Dodd-Frank Act.

  • We have a fully integrated debt capital markets and bank finance expertise. This allows us to offer clients seamless execution in bank/bond structures, whether within a single jurisdiction or in cross-border transactions.

Recognition for Our Practice

  • One of only 11 firms recognized for its High Yield expertise by Chambers USA, 2020.

  • Deal of the Year 2019, for the firm’s work on Jinxin Fertility’s Hong Kong IPO—China Business Law Journal, 2019

  • Deal of the Year 2019, for the firm’s work on CanSino Biologics’s Hong Kong IPO—China Business Law Journal, 2019

  • One of the Most Innovative Deals 2019 for the firm’s work on Fosun Tourism Group’s Hong Kong IPO—Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Asia-Pacific Report, 2019, *Also awarded “Deal of the Year 2019” by China Business Law Journal



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