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Major economic impacts, political events and technological developments are reshaping the global capital markets. International securities offerings and listings are complex and require innovative solutions in increasingly competitive markets for capital.

We provide the world's leading companies, institutional and strategic shareholders and investment banks with advice on transactions and policy, empowering them with confidence to manage capital and mitigate risk.

As our practice is balanced between issuer and underwriter mandates, our clients receive commercial, insightful advice from capital markets specialists with technical expertise and a complete understanding of both sides of transactions. Our lawyers advise on the full range of equity, equity-linked and debt capital markets transactions across jurisdictions globally. Working together with experts in competition, disputes, employment, finance, real estate and tax, they identify and solve all challenges that arise.

Transaction types include initial public offerings (IPOs), secondary fundraisings including rights issues, placings and open offers, investment grade bonds and Euro medium-term note (EMTN) programmes, regulatory capital, liability management, exchangeable and convertible bonds, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)-registered offerings, high-yield bonds, Sukuk, sovereign and quasi-sovereign issues and structured securitisations (see securitisation and structured finance) stand collateral debt obligations (CDOs).

Our full service offering encompasses a wide range of products and sectors including banks, energy, infrastructure and transport, mining, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, real estate and technology, media and communications.

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Insights and updates

17th December 2021
The Treasury has published a summary of responses to its consultation on a proposed new...
22nd July 2022
The recommendations of the UK Secondary Capital Raising Review , which looked at the regime...
27th May 2022
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a discussion paper ( DP22/2 ) in which...
9th July 2021
The Treasury has published a wide-ranging review of the UK prospectus regime promising the biggest...

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