Our Capital Markets practice group is the preferred destination for a wide range of U.S. and foreign businesses – publicly traded and privately owned – that have securities traded or raise capital in the U.S. We are also the leading counsel for many prominent banks, financial institutions, investors, boards of directors, and other parties involved in capital markets.
We are the only global law firm with a significant presence in the U.S. and Israel, giving us the ability to advise companies and investment banks doing offerings on exchanges in New York or Tel Aviv.
Clients regularly turn to us to facilitate a range of financing transactions, including: initial public offerings (IPOs), secondary public offerings, venture capital investments, leveraged buyouts, private placements of securities, strategic partnerships and joint ventures.
For example, we have recently advised on four IPOs in the past year in the biotechnology and technology industries, and helped financial services companies and government properties, senior living, and hotel REITs to raise billions of dollars in equity and debt offerings.
Our knowledge of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Dodd-Frank Act, the JOBS Act and stock exchange listing standards helps clients to meet the challenges of state and federal rules in relation to shelf registrations, periodic SEC filings, stock exchange listings and compliance with securities laws.
Collaborating seamlessly with multiple departments, we provide advice to management, boards, audit and other committees, as well as individual executives, employees and directors on a range of critical issues, including disclosure, reporting and enforcement issues, as well as fiduciary duties, executive compensation, company policies and procedures, insurance, whistleblower complaints, bylaw provisions, clawback policies, risk management, auditor independence, and much more.