Capital Markets

Navigating the capital markets is challenging. Regulation and deregulation are reshaping the economic landscape. Economic uncertainty continues, both in emerging and developed markets. Globalization, sustainability, protectionism, technology and other changes are significantly disrupting the business environment.

Global capital markets are more interconnected, complex, and dynamic than ever.

With a global team of more than 150 lawyers we'll help you embrace change, overcome challenges, and harness opportunities. And decide on the best transaction structure to meet your objectives. We've worked on transformational deals. Industry game-changers.

Are you looking for capital to grow your business, expand into new markets, or strengthen your balance sheet? We advise the full range of industry participants, giving us key insights into issues from all sides of the deal table.

Are you based in the United States, or thinking about heading to the U.S.? We've got a deep understanding of how the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) works. With a substantial capital markets presence in the U.S., combined with U.S. securities lawyers in London, Frankfurt, Sao Paulo, and Hong Kong, we’ll help you navigate U.S. capital raising.

We know, because we've been there. We've worked at regulators and listing authorities and can give unique and valuable insight.

We'll help during the life-changing process of going public.

Raising capital through debt? Corporate, convertible, covered, secured, MTN, EMTN, LPN, high yield, sovereign, government-linked, every type of bond. You name it, we’ve done it.

Dealing with derivatives? We'll help you understand the considerable legal, regulatory, and tax implications.

Whatever your needs, we support your transaction.

Representative experience

Advised a leading global technology company on multiple debt offerings, including a US$12bn corporate bond issuance and a US$17bn registered public offering of investment grade debt.

Advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs on the IPO of Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.

Advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo Securities, and Deutsche Bank Securities on the high-profile US$2.3bn IPO of Paramount Group.

Advised Deutsche Trustee Company Limited as the trustee, paying agent and registrar in relation to numerous Indian convertible bond and FCCB transactions listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange (Asia).

Advised EDF on its market first precedent setting €1.4bn issue of Green Bonds to finance future renewable energy projects.

Advised Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. on its US$84.3m public offering of common stock which will be used to help develop three primary drug candidates.

Advised HNA and the issuer on the Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of €400m and €290m senior notes by Swissport Investment S.A.

Advised Paysafe Group plc (formerly Optimal Payments Plc) on a £450m rights issue as part of a transformational cross-border reverse takeover.

Advised the Export Credits Guarantee Department of the UK government on a US$913m sukuk issuance for the acquisition of four Airbus A380-800 aircraft.

Advised The Republic of Ecuador on its $600m credit linked gold transaction.

Advised T-Mobile in connection with a two-year US$500m wireless telephone bill receivables securitization facility.

Advised UBS AG, DBS Asia Capital Limited, and CIMB Securities Limited on the US$261m Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A placing of Nirvana Asia Ltd.

Advised Volkswagen Leasing GmbH on a securitization transaction valued at over €1bn.

Advised the trustee for the ground-breaking multijurisdiction global multibank program supporting global trade flows launched by Citi and Santander.

Advised Canaccord Genuity Ltd and Jefferies International Ltd on the £300m London IPO of The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited.

Advised HiMedia and HiPay on the €70m Paris IPO of HiPay.

Advised Bankhaus Lampe KG and Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers AG on the initial public offering of Voltabox AG.

Advised Vapiano SE on its IPO at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

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