Mr. Clausson is "unflappable under pressure and persuasive in negotiations." He is noted for his equity capital markets work and leads the firm's Nordic practice.Chambers UK 2010

Olof Clausson

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

Olof Clausson is a partner in Latham & Watkins' London office, focusing on capital market transactions, securities regulation, and privately negotiated mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Clausson has extensive experience representing companies and investment banks throughout Europe, in connection with IPOs and other securities offerings. His transactional expertise spans numerous industries, including financial services, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, energy and healthcare. Mr. Clausson renders on-going securities advice to European SEC reporting companies, including in relation to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and corporate governance rules.

Mr. Clausson was mentioned as a leading lawyer for Capital Markets - Equity in Chambers UK 2012 and has been described as a lawyer who has "loads of experience and a pragmatic, deal-focused outlook." He has also been recommended as a leading M&A and Capital Markets lawyer by industry publications such as The Legal 500 and Legal Experts.

Mr. Clausson has advised on the following recent capital markets transactions:
  • The €1.5 billion IPO and Frankfurt listing of Telefonica Deutschland; advising the underwriters led by JP Morgan and UBS
  • The US$800 million rights offering by Lonmin plc; advising the underwriters led by Citi, JP Morgan Cazenove, HSBC, Standard Bank plc and BNP Paribas
  • The US$2.5 billion secondary offering of Halkbank by the Turkish Privatization Administration; advising the underwriters led by Citi
  • The €400 million rights offering by Murray & Roberts; advising the underwriters led by JP Morgan
  • The €800 million rights offering by Outukumpu, as part of the financing of the €2.7 billion acquisition of the Thryssen-Krupp steel division; advising the underwriters, led by JP Morgan and Nordea
  • The US$1.0 billion secondary offering in Seadrill by Hemen Holding; acting for Goldman Sachs, sole bookrunner
  • The €1.5 billion IPO and Copenhagen listing by Pandora, advising the underwriters led by Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley
  • The €1.75 billion combined rights offering and global offering of Erste Bank
  • The €2.5 billion rights offering by Nordea
  • The SFr.11 billion investment by the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation on its mandatory convertible notes issued by UBS