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Seo Salimi

Partner, Corporate Department

New York

Phone: 1(212) 318-6030
Fax: 1(212) 303-7030

Overview

Seo Salimi is a partner and the Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets and Co-Chair of the Corporate Life Science Group of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's New York office. His practice focuses on representing life science companies and investment banks in public and private capital markets transactions, such as initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, at-the-market transactions, and private placements. Mr. Salimi has extensive experience in cross-border financing transactions, representing issuers and investment banks in complex dual listings and cross border initial public offerings and follow-on offerings. Mr. Salimi is a trusted advisor to both public and private companies in their capital raising strategy and ongoing corporate matters, including SEC compliance and corporate governance.

Mr. Salimi has been recognized as a “Next Generation Partner” for Capital Markets: Equity by The Legal 500 US, where clients note he is “committed, hard-working and driven; his ability to manage across his team, both up and down, as well as his interactions with counsel from the other party makes [Mr. Salimi] invaluable.” In 2020, Mr. Salimi was nominated for the “US Rising Star – Financial & Corporate” award by LMG Life Sciences.

Recognitions

  • The Legal 500 US, “Next Generation Partner,” Capital Markets: Equity
  • IFLR1000 US, Notable Practitioner, M&A
  • LMG Life Sciences, Nominated for “US Rising Star – Financial & Corporate” award (2020)

Education

  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, J.D. (top of class), 2004
  • University of California, Irvine, B.A., 2001

Representations

Domestic Representations

  • Karuna Therapeutics, Inc. in its initial public offering and follow-on offerings, aggregating over $1.5 billion in proceeds
  • HOOKIPA Pharma Inc. in its initial public offering and follow-on offerings, aggregating over $200 million in proceeds
  • Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and other underwriters in the initial public offering and follow-on offerings by Arvinas, Inc., aggregating over $600 million in proceeds
  • Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and other underwriters in the $145 million initial public offering by Omega Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and other underwriters in the initial public offering and follow-on offering by Taysha Gene Therapies, aggregating over $200 million in proceeds
  • Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and the other underwriters in the $145 million initial public offering by Harmony Biosciences Holdings, Inc.
  • Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Morgan Stanley and other underwriters in the $135 million initial public offering by Pandion Therapeutics
  • Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and JP Morgan as underwriters in over $1.5 billion of equity offerings by Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and other underwriters in follow-on public offerings by Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc., aggregating over $300 million in proceeds
  • BofA Securities, Inc. and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC in the $350 million PIPE financing by Arvinas, Inc.
  • J.P. Morgan Securities and other underwriters in the $110 million initial public offering by Lexeo Therapeutics, Inc.
  • J.P. Morgan Securities and other underwriters in the $75 million follow-on offering by Precigen, Inc. 
  • Leerink and other underwriters in the $50 million follow-on offering by scPharmaceuticals
  • Cowen and Company, LLC in the $150 million PIPE financing by Harpoon Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Piper Sandler and Raymond James in the $260 million follow-on offering by CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc.

Cross-Border Representations

  • CRISPR Therapeutics AG in its initial public offering and follow-on offerings, aggregating over $1.0 billion in proceeds (Country of Issuer: Switzerland)
  • Achilles Therapeutics PLC in its $175 million initial public offering (Country of Issuer: United Kingdom)
  • Fusion Pharmaceuticals Inc. in its $210 million initial public offering (Country of Issuer: Canada)
  • Ablynx NV in its $230 million initial public offering (Country of Issuer: Belgium)
  • Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and other underwriters in the $510 million initial public offering by Exscientia PLC (Country of Issuer: United Kingdom)
  • Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and other underwriters in the $125 million initial public offering by Ambrx, Inc. (Country of Issuer: Cayman Islands)
  • Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and other underwriters in the $107 million initial public offering by Valneva SE (Country of Issuer: France)
  • Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and other underwriters in the initial public offering and follow-on offering by Repare Therapeutics Inc., aggregating over $300 million in proceeds (Country of Issuer: Canada)
  • Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Morgan Stanley and other underwriters in over $500 million of equity offerings by DBV Technologies (Country of Issuer: France)
  • Citigroup and other underwriters in the $130 million initial public offering by Opthea Ltd. (Country of Issuer: Australia)
  • Leerink Partners in the $140 million public offering by Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Country of Issuer: Canada)
  • Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. as placement agent in a registered direct offering by Evogene Ltd. (Country of Issuer: Israel)

Matters may have been completed before joining Paul Hastings.

Engagement & Publications

Practice Areas

Securities and Capital Markets

Life Sciences and Healthcare

Emerging Growth Companies


Languages

English


Admissions

New York Bar

California Bar


Education

USC Gould School of Law, J.D. 2004

University of California, Irvine, B.S. 2001


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