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

  • Corporate Partner Named Among The 50 Best Lawyers In Spain - October 08, 2019
  • Greg Rodgers Named Finance, Banking & Capital Markets Trailblazer - October 07, 2019
  • Tax Department Chair Honored as Influential Woman in Tax Law - September 10, 2019
  • Five Latham Lawyers Named 2019 Rising Stars - September 08, 2019
  • Houston Partners Honored with Professional Excellence Awards - September 05, 2019

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.


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Media Coverage

Rising Star: Latham's Stuart DavisFinance, Banking & Capital Markets Trailblazer: Latham's Greg RodgersNavigating Convertibles: Demystifying Modern Convertible Notes


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Thought Leadership

Spin-offs Unraveled: Complex ‘IPOs’ With a Sophisticated Tax OverlayGetting The Deal Through's Equity Derivatives 2019US FinTech: Regulating the Future

Webcasts & Podcasts

Testing the Waters: Exploring the SEC's New Rule for All IssuersSo, You Want to Launch a Stablecoin?Unraveling Spin-Offs: How to Successfully Execute Complex IPOs with a Sophisticated Tax Overlay