Capital Markets

Latham’s Capital Markets Practice helps clients raise billions of dollars each year through all forms of securities products.

Why Latham

As global leaders with a preeminent reputation, we serve issuers, private equity investors, and investment banks in all major global financial centers, and are consistently ranked at the top of the league tables for both the volume and value of our work. 

Latham’s capital markets brand is synonymous with thought leadership and innovation. We combine our market-leading experience with our innovative and collaborative culture to pioneer new deal structures and capital markets solutions. We have navigated clients through new ways of accessing the public markets, such as through direct listing. And we have developed alternatives to raising funds in debt and equity capital markets for the purpose of funding strategic investments and acquisitions. Our long-established skill navigating dynamic markets and the associated complex overlapping regulations gives our clients the confidence and guidance they need to accomplish any type of capital raising, in any jurisdiction, across any border, in any industry. 

The Capital Markets Practice draws exceptional support from Latham’s “National Office,” a centralized team of former SEC senior officials and experienced capital markets lawyers located in Washington, D.C. Bolstered by our National Office, we have an unparalleled ability to deliver sophisticated advice in real time on the toughest securities and listing issues clients face. 

From IPOs to derivatives, high yield bonds to direct listings, we are the go-to source for capital markets advice. We partner with clients across all sectors of the economy on their most complicated transactions. And long after the capital raising is complete, Latham capital markets lawyers leverage the firm’s global platform to support clients’ growth and success.

Awards & Rankings

  • Two Partners Named Among Prestigious Top 100 Lawyers - September 19, 2021
  • Latham Wins Several 2021 New York Legal Awards - September 19, 2021
  • Three Partners Honored as Notable Rising Stars in Law - September 02, 2021
  • Nine Latham Partners Receive 2021 MVP Recognitions - August 30, 2021
  • Latham Named 2021 Massachusetts Regional Powerhouse - August 08, 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.


2020 TechGC IPO Forum

Media Coverage

Top 100: Tad FreeseMassachusetts Powerhouse: Latham & WatkinsTwo Corporate Lawyers Join Latham


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Thought Leadership

SPACs Arrive in Singapore — Singapore Exchange Issues Listing Framework Desktop Staleness Calendar for 2022 OfferingsCreative Uses of Collateral: Opportunities for Leveraged Companies

Webcasts & Podcasts

Podcast – Energy & Infrastructure: Will the Market Sustain its Interest in Sustainability-Linked Bonds?A Look Ahead at the Biden Administration’s Regulatory and Enforcement PrioritiesExit This Way – Alternative & Traditional Paths to Going Public: A Closer Look at SPACS