IPOs and Equity Capital Markets

Our equity capital markets lawyers offer a wide range of legal and regulatory services to listed clients from Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey.

We advise more LSE-listed clients than any other offshore law firm. We are also the only offshore law firm to be ranked in the top five legal advisers (both onshore and offshore) who work with LSE-listed clients (Corporate Advisers Rankings Guide).

Our unrivalled record in initial public offering (IPO) work is widely acknowledged in legal directories and industry publications, and includes many legal ‘firsts’. We advise on redomiciliations and listings on the major exchanges of Asia (HKEX), London (LSE and AIM), Europe (Euronext), the USA (NYSE and NASDAQ), Cayman Islands (CSX) and the Channel Islands (TISE), as well as providing ongoing public company advisory services. We also represent clients on contentious matters, including in connection with corporate governance, compliance and shareholder activism issues.

Public companies and their advisers, whether issuers, sponsors, lead managers, shareholders or underwriters, choose to instruct us, and we also work in partnership with leading onshore law firms to form a wider advisory network.

Clients appreciate our ability to deliver a pioneering approach that is results-focused, responsive and fast ensuring a smooth transaction to listing and beyond.

Additional services:

  • Convertible & Exchangeable Bonds Issues
  • Private Placements
  • Secondary Offerings and Other Rights Issues
  • Share Buy-backs
  • Scrip Dividends
  • Warrants and Treasury Share Programmes
  • Share Option / Employee Benefit Schemes

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