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 & Watkins Advises on 11 Groundbreaking Deals in Asia - May 23, 2018
  • Head of Latham & Watkins’ India Practice Named Dealmaker of the Year - May 15, 2018
  • Latham Named German Law Firm of the Year - April 24, 2018
  • Partner Cathy Birkeland Named to Chicago Business Journal Women of Influence List - April 17, 2018
  • Seven Latham Partners Honored for Superior Client Service - March 28, 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

PLI Webcast: Understanding the Securities Laws ASIFMA's 6th China Capital Markets Conference

Media Coverage

Spotify's Direct Listing Thrust 1 Firm Into April SpotlightWomen of Influence: Cathy BirkelandTechnology Group of the Year: Latham & Watkins

News

Latham & Watkins Advises on 11 Groundbreaking Deals in AsiaHead of Latham's India Practice Named Dealmaker of the YearLatham Advises on the IPO of Avast

Thought Leadership

FCA Sets Expectations for Robo-AdvisersCould Spotify’s Direct Listing Process Be Used In Europe? Scheme of Arrangement: Lessons From Bibby Offshore to DTEK

Webcasts & Podcasts

Joint Ventures in the Oil and Gas Industry - Part II: Upstream Joint VenturesJoint Ventures in the Oil and Gas Industry - Part I: Midstream Joint VenturesNavigating Tax Reform: A Plain English Discussion of Financing, M&A Transaction, and Disclosure Issues