Capital Markets

Latham & Watkins is looked to by both issuers and investment banks as a leader in the global capital markets for assistance with the world’s largest and most complex equity and debt securities offerings.

Why Latham

Helping Businesses Grow and Operate

With more than 450 capital markets lawyers in offices around the globe, Latham advises on nearly every type of capital markets offering. Investment banks, issuers, and private equity sponsors of all sizes across a range of industries rely on Latham’s capital markets team to help them raise trillions in proceeds through a broad array of securities products, from the standard to the most innovative and complex.

Structuring and Executing on Leading Transactions

Latham’s debt and equity capital markets services cover all varieties of capital markets transactions, including: 

  • Initial public offerings (IPOs), direct listings, spin-offs, secondary, and follow-on stock offerings
  • High yield debt and bridge financings
  • Convertible debt offerings, equity-linked securities, and equity derivatives
  • Establishment of, and updates to, global medium term programs and European medium term note programs
  • Eurobonds, Yankee bonds, investment grade bonds, and programs
  • Sustainable finance, including green bonds and sustainability-linked loans or bonds 
  • Private equity and mezzanine financing
  • Private placements, as well as public equity (PIPE) offerings
  • Liability management transactions, such as tender offers, exchange offers, consent solicitations, amendments, and waivers
  • Islamic finance, including the Shari’ah approval process and original structures based on murabaha, mudaraba, ijara, wakala, and musharaka products
  • Securities and financial regulatory experience with SEC registrations, Rule 144A offerings, shelf registrations, regulations of global regulatory institutions, trading rules (such as Regulation M), blue sky work, and rules of and reviews by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
  • Stock exchange listings

Awards & Rankings

  • Capital Markets Partner Named Healthcare | Life Sciences Trailblazer - February 28, 2021
  • Latham Earns Top Fintech Rankings Globally - February 10, 2021
  • Capital Markets Practice Tops 2020 League Tables - February 07, 2021
  • Three Partners Named Top Women in Dealmaking - January 26, 2021
  • Two Partners Named to China Business Law Journal’s 2020 A-List - January 07, 2021

Latham offers capital markets clients the vast resources of an integrated network of offices worldwide, enabling our lawyers to handle complex domestic and cross-border offerings while maintaining an in-depth understanding of local markets and industry-specific issues.


Sachs Associates 14th Annual European Life Sciences CEO ForumWebcast – A Look Ahead at the Biden Administration’s Regulatory and Enforcement Priorities2020 TechGC IPO Forum

Media Coverage

Healthcare & Life Sciences Trailblazer: Nathan AjiashviliLatham's Sheridan Works New Wave of PE and SPAC DealsTwo New York Partners Named Notable Women in Law by Crain’s


Latham Advises Capitol Investment Corp. V in Business Combination with DomaLatham Advises Beyond Meat, Inc. in Upsized US$1 Billion Convertible Senior Notes OfferingLatham & Watkins Advises Okta in US$6.5 Billion Acquisition of Auth0

Thought Leadership

Independent Review Provides Recommendations for Improving UK Listing RegimeThe IPO PlaybookFinancial Statement Requirements in US Securities Offerings - Non-US Issuers

Webcasts & Podcasts

A Look Ahead at the Biden Administration’s Regulatory and Enforcement PrioritiesExit This Way – Alternative & Traditional Paths to Going Public: A Closer Look at SPACSExit This Way – Alternative & Traditional Paths to Going Public: IPOs, Direct Listings & SPACs