Mr. Clausson has broad ECM expertise across industries such as energy, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals.Chambers UK 2015

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 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, Who's Who Legal and Legal Experts


Mr. Clausson has advised on the following recent Capital Markets transactions:

  • The underwritten R10 billon rights offering of Woolworths Holdings (South Africa) to fund a portion of the A$2.2 billion purchase price to acquire David Jones (Australia)
  • The proposed IPO of Lindorff, aborted in favor of a sale to a Nordic Capital fund, financed in part through an offering of an aggregate principal amount of €1.5 billion of senior secured and senior notes 
  • The US$850 million IPO of Com Hem, advising the company and BC Partners 
  • The €1.2 billion IPO and listing on the Spanish Stock Exchange by Applus
  • The US$400 million rights offering and private placement by Central European Media Enterprises to subscribe for units consisting of senior notes and warrants, advising the dealer manager, JP Morgan
  • The €1.1 billion IPO and Nasdaq OMX Copenhagen listing by ISS, the fourth largest company in the world, by number of employees, advising the underwriters, led by Goldman Sachs, Nordea and UBS
  • The US$55 million SEC-registered US IPO and Nasdaq listing of Lombard Medical Inc. and concurrent de-listing from AIM, advising the underwriters, led by Jefferies and Barclays
  • The €840 million IPO of bpost, the national postal service in Belgium, advising the underwriters, led by JP Morgan, Nomura and BNP Paribas
  • Advising the Kingdom of Sweden on two book-built offerings of shares in Nordea, raising in the aggregate of approximately €5.0 billion
  • The £430 million rights offering by Thomas Cook, as part of a corporate restructuring and refinancing
  • The SEC registered US$350 million equity offering by Central European Media Enterprises, advising the underwriters, led by JP Morgan
  • 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 book-runner
  • 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