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), 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
  • 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

  • London Partner Featured in the Petroleum Economist’s Global Energy Elite 2018 - October 18, 2018
  • Emerging Companies Partner Named Among San Diego's 50 Influential Leaders - September 06, 2018
  • Four Partners Named to 2018 Chicago’s Notable Women Lawyers List - July 31, 2018
  • Six Partners Honored as 2018 Rising Stars - July 30, 2018
  • Asia Teams Honored for Innovative Deal Work - July 25, 2018

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.

Events

Webcast – Unraveling Spin-Offs: How to Successfully Execute Complex IPOs with a Sophisticated Tax OverlayPLI Webcast: Understanding the Securities Laws ASIFMA's 6th China Capital Markets Conference

Media Coverage

Deal: Seychelles’ sovereign blue bondCryptocurrency, Blockchain, FinTech Trailblazer: Vivian Maese50 Influential Leaders: Matthew Bush

News

Latham & Watkins Advises CommScope on $7.4 Billion Acquisition of ARRIS InternationalLatham Advises Millicom International Cellular S.A.’s High Yield Financing Latham Advises the World Bank on First Sovereign Blue Bond

Thought Leadership

Gender Diversity in Boardrooms Gains MomentumNew Tax Rules May Permit Foreign Credit Support for US BorrowingsThe Secrets of Form 6-K: Getting Behind the Curtain with the FPI Wizard

Webcasts & Podcasts

Unraveling Spin-Offs: How to Successfully Execute Complex IPOs with a Sophisticated Tax OverlayA Path Forward for Consumer Tokens?Joint Ventures in the Oil and Gas Industry - Part II: Upstream Joint Ventures