Capital markets activity around the world is picking up. This brings new opportunities for companies and sovereigns alike and also new challenges.
As investors return to the capital markets, they must consider increasingly innovative and complex financing solutions. They require greater covenant protection and new levels of transparency and disclosure.
Lawyers and capital markets participants must be smarter and more efficient than ever–constantly adapting to market changes, interpreting the many layers of regulations and understanding what investors are looking for in an evolving environment.
Clients choose us for our ability to navigate every complexity of the evolving markets and products and to efficiently advise on any type of transaction. They rely on our history of giving groundbreaking capital markets advice in mature and growth markets and for our solid experience reaching across all the G20 countries.
Our teams lead on every transaction, backed by the support of the Firm's truly international partnership. When needed, we act fast and deliver results. If a simple solution is not enough, we dig deep. We think ahead and analyze businesses and the industries in which they operate to identify the issues before they become problems.
Our advice covers the whole financing life cycle and draws on experience from our banking, capital markets, financial restructuring and insolvency, regulatory and dispute lawyers, including:
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AWARDS & RECOGNITION
"The attention to detail and organisation is very impressive. Even working within difficult timeframes the lawyers are able to respond quickly and accurately, and do a great job at co-ordinating the various regions on cross-border transactions."
"Very efficient, always respects the delivery date on the different tasks and is very innovative."
Chambers Global 2017
Firm of the Year in Finance
The Legal 500 UK, last two consecutive years
Best Law Firm in Africa
EMEA Finance African Banking Awards 2013 – 2016
TMT IPO of the Year
TMT Finance World Awards 2016
Poland Sovereign Green Bond
Bond of the Year: SSA
Award for Innovation: Structure
Environmental Finance Green bond Awards 2017
VakifBank Covered Bond
International Bond Deal of the Year and Financial Institutions Financing Deal of the Year
Bonds and Loans Turkey Awards 2016
Award for Excellence: Debut
Covered Bond Report Awards for Excellence 2015
B Communications High Yield Bond
European High Yield Deal of the Year
IFLR European Awards 2015
59 Capital Markets Band or Tier 1 or Band or Tier 2 ranks globally in Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR100.
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's GMTN Programme establishment and US$17.5 billion issuances
Represented Citigroup, HSBC and J.P. Morgan on the establishment of a GMTN Programme by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the subsequent US$17.5 billion issuances under that programme.
Hess Corporation's US$3.2 billion aggregated value of SEC-registered common stock, depositary shares and notes offerings
Represented Hess Corporation on a US$1.1 billon common stock offering, a US$575 million depositary shares offering, a US$1.5 billion notes offering and a cash tender offer concurrent with the notes offering.
Air Liquide's €3.3 billion rights issue and US$4.5 billion bond issue
Represented Air Liquide on the US law aspects of its €3.3 billion rights issue and in its US$4.5 billion inaugural offering of bonds.
Largest-ever IPO of a software company on the London Stock Exchange
Represented J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley in the £405 million IPO of Apax-owned Sophos.
Largest-ever value rights issue in Italy
Represented 31 underwriters on the approximately €13 billion rights issue of UniCredit S.p.A.
Largest ever high yield transaction in Africa
Represented IHS Towers on the offering of US$800 million 9.500% Senior Notes due 2021 and the Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation in respect of their outstanding US$250 million 8.375% Guaranteed Senior Notes due 2019. The transaction is the largest ever for a Nigerian corporate and the largest high yield transaction in Africa to date.
Largest-ever green bond offering in Brazil
Represented Fibria Celulose on its inaugural US$700 million SEC-registered green bond offering.
Studio City Company Limited US$1.2 billion high yield issuances
Represented the bookrunners on the offering of high yield notes by Studio City Company Limited.
Secondary sell-down of US$655 million worth of shares
Represented the underwriters on the US$655 million US-registered secondary sell-down by a subsidiary of Crown Resorts Limited of shares in Melco Crown Entertainment Limited.
Anglo American £2 billion exchangeable bond
Represented the sole bookrunner on the structuring and offering of £2 billion secured limited recourse bonds, mandatory exchangeable into ordinary shares of Anglo American plc.