Clients say Olof Clausson "is the first call for a Nordic deal [because] he has a huge wealth of experience and knowledge." Chambers UK 2018

Olof Clausson has broad expertise in a variety of ECM transactions and is known for his expertise in Scandinavian deals. Chambers UK 2016

Mr. Clausson has broad ECM expertise across industries such as energy, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals. Chambers UK 2015

Olof Clausson

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

Olof Clausson is a partner in the Latham & Watkins London office and a member of the Corporate Department. His practice is focused on capital market transactions, securities regulation, and privately negotiated mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Clausson is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in EMEA equity capital markets, and clients note he has “loads of experience and a pragmatic, deal-focused outlook.” In the three-year period 2014 to 2016, Mr. Clausson executed five of the 20 largest European IPOs.


Mr. Clausson has advised on the following recent capital markets transactions:

  • The underwriters and dealer managers, Barclays, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, and J.P. Morgan, on Nokia Corporation’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registered issue of US$500 million 3.375% Notes due 2022 and US$500 million 4.375% Notes due 2027, and its concurrent refinancing of existing notes through a tender offer and consent solicitation
  • DKK19.7 billion initial public offering (IPO) and Nasdaq Copenhagen listing of Dong Energy; advising the underwriters
  • The SEK4.7 billion IPO and Nasdaq Stockholm listing of Dometic Group AB; advising the company
  • The SEC registered €3.05 billion rights offering by Telefonica S.A.; advising the underwriters led by J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Banco Santander, BBVA, Caixabank, and UBS
  • Representing Sunrise on its CHF2.3 billion IPO and listing on the SIX Swiss Exchange
  • Advising the underwriters, led by Morgan Stanley, Danske Bank, and SEB, on the IPO and listing of NNIT on Nasdaq Copenhagen
  • The €560 million IPO of Refresco Gerber on Euronext Amsterdam, advising the underwriters led by J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse
  • The underwritten ZAR10 billon rights offering of Woolworths Holdings (South Africa) to fund a portion of the A$2.2 billion purchase price to acquire David Jones (Australia)
  • The proposed IPO of Lindorff, aborted in favor of a sale to a Nordic Capital fund, financed in part through an offering of an aggregate principal amount of €1.5 billion of senior secured and senior notes 
  • The US$850 million IPO of Com Hem, advising the company and BC Partners 
  • The €1.2 billion IPO and listing on the Spanish Stock Exchange by Applus
  • The US$400 million rights offering by Central European Media Enterprises to subscribed for unites considering of senior notes and warrants advising the underwriters, led by J.P Morgan 
  • The €1.1 billion IPO and Nasdaq OMX Copenhagen listing by ISS, the fourth largest company in the world, by number of employees, advising the underwriters, led by Goldman Sachs, Nordea, and UBS 
  • The US$55 million SEC-registered US IPO and Nasdaq listing of Lombard Medical Inc., and concurrent delisting from AIM, advising the underwriters, led by Jefferies and Barclays 
  • The €840 million IPO of bpost, the national postal service in Belgium, advising the underwriters, led by J.P. Morgan, Nomura, and BNP Paribas 
  • Advising the Kingdom of Sweden on two bookbuilt offerings of shares in Nordea, raising in the aggregate of approximately €5 billion 
  • The £430 million rights offering by Thomas Cook, as part of a corporate restructuring and refinancing 
  • The SEC registered US$350 million equity offering by Central European Media Enterprises, advising the underwriters, led by J.P. Morgan 
  • The €1.5 billion IPO and Frankfurt listing of Telefonica Deutschland; advising the underwriters led by J.P. Morgan and UBS 
  • The US$800 million rights offering by Lonmin plc; advising the underwriters led by Citi, J.P. Morgan Cazenove, HSBC, Standard Bank plc, and BNP Paribas 
  • The US$2.5 billion secondary offering of Halkbank by the Turkish Privatization Administration; advising the underwriters led by Citi 
  • The €400 million rights offering by Murray & Roberts; advising the underwriters led by J.P. Morgan 
  • The €800 million rights offering by Outokumpu, as part of the financing of the €2.7 billion acquisition of the Thryssen-Krupp steel division; advising the underwriters, led by J.P. Morgan and Nordea 
  • The US$1 billion secondary offering in Seadrill by Hemen Holding; acting for Goldman Sachs, sole bookrunner 
  • The €1.5 billion IPO and Copenhagen listing by Pandora, advising the underwriters led by Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley 
  • The €1.75 billion combined rights offering and global offering of Erste Bank 
  • The €2.5 billion rights offering by Nordea  
  • The CHF11 billion investment by the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation on its mandatory convertible notes issued by UBS
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