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

  • Latham Named Technology Group of the Year - February 08, 2018
  • Capital Markets Practice Tops 2017 League Tables - February 04, 2018
  • Latham Honored as Capital Markets Practice Group of the Year - January 21, 2018
  • Latham Advises on Three Deals of the Year in Latin America - January 17, 2018
  • Latham Again Ranks as a Top Innovator - December 17, 2017
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

Stanford/NVCA Venture Capital Symposium PLI Webcast: Understanding the Securities Laws ASIFMA's 6th China Capital Markets Conference

Media Coverage

Technology Group of the Year: Latham & WatkinsCapital Markets Group of the Year: Latham & WatkinsCorporate Department of the Year: Trusted Adviser - Julian Kleindorfer

News

Latham Named Energy Practice Group of the YearExperienced Capital Markets Partner Joins Latham & Watkins in Hong KongLatham Named Technology Group of the Year

Thought Leadership

UK Restructuring Scheme Case Study: Guiding BibbyDesktop Reference: 8-K Filing Events 2018Potential SEC Shutdown: Frequently Asked Questions

Webcasts & Podcasts

Navigating Tax Reform: A Plain English Discussion of Financing, M&A Transaction, and Disclosure Issues Derivatives Market Year in ReviewInitial Coin Offerings: Where Does the DAO Report Leave Us?