Global clients look to Latham for seasoned advice about the multitude of evolving international regulations relevant to equity offerings, and the "passporting" of listed transactions across the US, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Latin America.


Latham & Watkins’ lawyers offer issuer and investment bank clients a depth of knowledge and insight across equity and debt capital markets in virtually every global market and industry.

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Understanding Global Exchanges for Successful Cross-Border Listings

Working with the firm’s global Capital Markets Practice and market-leading industry, regulatory and compliance practices, Latham’s capital markets lawyers service clients across the full spectrum of listed offerings. Latham advises clients on listings on exchanges in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, including: 

  • AIM
  • Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange of India
  • Euronext Paris
  • Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Indonesia Stock Exchange
  • Irish Stock Exchange and GEM
  • Istanbul Stock Exchange
  • Italian Stock Exchange
  • London Stock Exchange and the PSM
  • Luxembourg Stock Exchange and the Luxembourg Euro MTF
  • NASDAQ Dubai 
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • Russian Trading System and MICEX
  • Singapore Exchange
  • Spanish Stock Exchanges 
  • Stockholm Stock Exchange

The firm also has extensive experience in cross border listings and the “passporting” of listed transactions across jurisdictions. Latham lawyers guide clients through the multitude of evolving international regulations and directives relevant to equity and debt offerings, including the European Prospectus Directive, Transparency Directive, Market Abuse Regulation and the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive as they relate to European listings. Latham regularly advises clients regarding the implementation of these directives in connection with new listings, risks of de-listing and changes to ongoing reporting requirements.

Words of Wisdom – The US Securities Laws: Commentary on the Law and the Lore documents some of the interesting US securities laws questions we have encountered. 

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