Capital markets

Equity capital markets

Crefovi is active in the equity capital markets and regularly represents issuers and investment banks in IPOs and other equity offerings in financial markets around the globe.

Tapping into the global equity capital markets

Crefovi has a team of capital markets lawyers, who handle various aspects of equity capital markets transactions in France, the United Kingdom and the rest of continental Europe, often with cross-border ramifications.

Crefovi actively monitors legislative and regulatory developments that impact the diverse markets in which its clients operate. The firm’s international network ensures in-depth knowledge of all major equity capital market exchanges, including:

  • AIM;
  • Euronext Paris;
  • Frankfurt;
  • Hamburg;
  • Helsinki;
  • Hong Kong;
  • India;
  • Indonesia;
  • Istanbul;
  • London;
  • Luxembourg;
  • MICEX;
  • Milan;
  • NASDAQ Dubai;
  • NYSE;
  • Qatar;
  • Singapore;
  • Spain;
  • Stockholm;
  • SWX Swiss, and
  • Toronto.

Comprehensive expertise

Clients rely on Crefovi’s capital markets lawyers when they need assistance in drafting and negotiating securities offering documents and in dealing with all aspects of regulatory compliance, including securities laws and regulations, global stock exchange rules and regulatory comment letters. Crefovi’s capital markets team works closely with colleagues throughout the firm, including in our tax, financeantitrust and industry practices, which enables the team to advise clients in connection with any domestic or international corporate, tax or regulatory issues that may arise.

In addition, Crefovi’s Equity derivatives practice advises the world’s leading investment banks and issuers on highly structured and individually tailored equity-linked transactions designed to meet their capital-raising, monetization, hedging and ‟synthetic” equity repurchasing needs, including public capital markets offerings and customised over-the-counter transactions.

The capital markets team of Crefovi has familiarity with equity products, which extends specifically to:

  • debt/equity swaps;
  • equity-linked securities, including convertible and exchangeable bonds;
  • exchange and tender offers;
  • initial public offerings;
  • private placements and registered transactions;
  • rights offerings, and
  • secondary and follow-on offerings.

A global network

Clients praise Crefovi’s lawyers for their responsiveness & ability to understand the technical, business and legal aspects of each equity capital markets transaction and come back, matter after matter, to be advised by them.

While London and Paris based, we routinely work across borders. The vast majority of our engagements are multi-jurisdictional. We are used to working in multinational teams, and rely on our network of specialist lawyers for support in other jurisdictions.

The team has therefore established an extensive international network of equity capital markets contacts and a close association with other specialist lawyers worldwide. Our history of successes in high profile, politically sensitive matters reflects an ability to act swiftly and with the utmost discretion.

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