Colin Diamond | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Colin Diamond
Colin Diamond

Colin Diamond

Partner, New York

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Colin Diamond is “extremely knowledgeable, very thorough and very responsive.”

Chambers USA 2014

Overview

Colin's practice focuses on securities transactions, public mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters.

He offers clients the benefit of his experience in connection with registered equity offerings, convertible and high yield bond offerings and American Depository Receipt (ADR) programs. He has worked on numerous initial public offerings (IPOs), including the ground-breaking IPO of Visa Inc., which was the largest in US history at that time.

Drawing on his understanding of disclosure issues, corporate governance practices, Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank compliance, Colin offers authoritative counsel to the boards and audit committees of major public companies.

His formidable knowledge of public companies' obligations under US securities laws also enables him to help his clients with a broad range of compliance issues, such as the preparation of annual, quarterly and periodic reports, proxy statements and SEC no-action letters.

As a partner in White & Case's Emerging Companies Practice, Colin is committed to helping entrepreneurs and start-ups to navigate the complex issues faced by emerging companies, such as convertible note and preferred stock financings.

Clients also benefit from Colin's considerable experience advising on the securities law aspects of Chapter 11 reorganizations. He has been involved, for example, in the Chapter 11 reorganizations conducted by Six Flags, Inc., Visteon Corporation, Mirant Corporation and WCI Communities, Inc. and represented an ad-hoc committee of bondholders in the reorganization of Washington Mutual, Inc.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar

Education

  • LLM, New York University School of Law
  • BA, University of Cambridge

Languages

  • English
  • Hebrew

Experience

Mimecast plc

Representation of Mimecast plc, a leading provider of email continuity and security services to businesses, in connection with its $68 million IPO on Nasdaq. Goldman Sachs, Barclays Capital and Jefferies acted as joint bookrunning managers.

CyberArk Software Ltd.

Representation of CyberArk Software Ltd., a global cyber security company, in connection with its US$92 million IPO and listing on NASDAQ. J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank acted as joint bookrunning manager.

Wix.com Ltd.

Representation of Wix.com Ltd., a leading global web development platform, in connection with its US$127 million IPO and listing on NASDAQ. J.P. Morgan and Bank of America were joint bookrunning managers.

Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Representation of Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing its proprietary minocycline foam for the treatment of acne, impetigo and other skin condition in connection with its US$43 million IPO and listing on NASDAQ. Barclays and Cowen acted as joint bookrunning managers.

ReWalk Robotics Ltd.

Representation of ReWalk Robotics Ltd., a medical device company that is developing and commercializing exoskeletons that allow wheelchair-bound individuals with mobility impairment or other medical conditions the ability to stand and walk again, in connection with its US$36 million IPO and listing on NASDAQ.

Quintiles Transnational Holdings, Inc.

Representation of Quintiles Transnational Holdings, Inc., the largest provider globally of clinical research outsourcing services to the pharmaceutical industry, in connection with its US$1.1 billion IPO. Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan and Barclays Capital acted as joint bookrunning managers.

Allot Communications Ltd.

Representation of Allot Communications Ltd., a developer of deep packet inspection technology for broadband networks, in connection with its US$70 million IPO and listing on Nasdaq. Lehman Brothers acted as sole bookrunning manager.

Saifun Semiconductors, Ltd.

Representation of Saifun Semiconductors, Ltd., a semiconductor company, in its US$135 million IPO and listing on Nasdaq and subsequent US$140 million secondary offering. Lehman Brothers acted as the sole bookrunning manager.

Varonis Systems, Inc.

Representation of Varonis Systems, Inc., a provider of software for businesses that allows enterprises to map, analyze, manage and migrate unstructured data, in connection with its US$105 million IPO and listing on Nasdaq. Morgan Stanley and Barclays acted as joint bookrunning managers.

NeuroDerm Ltd.

Representation of NeuroDerm Ltd., an Israeli pharmaceutical company focused on developing next-generation treatments for central nervous system disorders, in an IPO and listing on Nasdaq. The offering raised US$45 million in gross proceeds for the issuer. Jefferies and Cowen and Company were Joint Bookrunners for the IPO and Jefferies acted as the sole representative.

Caesarstone Sdot-Yam Ltd.

Representation of Caesarstone Sdot-Yam Ltd., a leading provider of quartz-based surfaces for use in the home, in connection with its US$75 million IPO and listing on the Nasdaq and in connection with a subsequent US$180 million secondary offering.

QIWi plc

Representation of QIWi plc, a leading provider of next generation payment services in Russia and the CIS in connection with the US$212 million IPO and listing on Nasdaq. J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse acted as joint bookrunning managers. Subsequently represented the underwritiers in connection with a US$260 million follow on offering.

Del Frisco' Restaurant Group, Inc.

Representation of Del Frisco' Restaurant Group, Inc. in connection with the US$75 million IPO and listing on Nasdaq. Deutsche Bank and Piper Jaffray acted as joint bookrunning manager. Subsequently represented the underwriter in a series of secondary offerings raising aggregate proceeds of US$28 million.

Publications

  • Selected Issues in Equity Compensation, 9th Ed., NCEO, 2012, (co-author)
  • Rights Offerings as a Means of Financing Exits from Chapter 11, American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, Volume 18, No. 2, Winter 2010
  • Explanation and Practical Tips Regarding the SEC's New Proxy Access Regime, The M&A Lawyer, October 2010, (co-author)
  • The SEC's Proposed Rules on Shareholder Proxy Access: Analysis and Commentary, Bloomberg Compliance & Risk Reporter, August 2009, (co-author)
  • Parsing the 'Shareholder Bill of Rights Act of 2009', Corporate Governance Advisor, July/August 2009
  • New Media and Retail Shareholder Participation, Bloomberg Law Reports, Corporate Law, April 2009, (co-author)
  • A Perspective on 'Say-on-Pay', Bloomberg Law Reports, Risk & Compliance, February 2009, (co-author)

Awards & Recognition

Leading Lawyer, Chambers Global 2016

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity – USA

Leading Lawyer, Chambers USA 2015

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity – Nationwide

Who's Who Legal, 2016

Capital Markets: Debt and Equity