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Clifford Chance LLP

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity

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What the team is known for

Strong performers on sovereign DCM issuances and high-value IPOs. Benefits from both US and European capabilities, as well as a far-reaching high-yield practice with support from specialists in Hong Kong and New York. Equally at home acting for both issuers and underwriters. Particular expertise in securities laws including Rule 144A offerings, which enables the smooth handling of complex cross-border transactions.

Strengths

One client says: "I always enjoy working with the Clifford Chance team and take comfort from their experience and competence."

Another adds that the lawyers are "extremely reliable" and "on top of current issues."

Work highlights

Represented Huatai Securities in its USD1.7 billion issue of global depositary receipts representing its Shanghai-listed A shares on the London Stock Exchange.

Notable practitioners

A highly respected figure in the equities market, Adrian Cartwright is the firm's global head of capital markets. He is renowned for his work with banks on complex equity matters.

David Dunnigan is a leading DCM practitioner who is able to turn his hand to any transaction type. He regularly handles deals in the Nordic markets and has recently worked on hybrid issuances. 
"He has a lot of experience and competence in the emerging markets and with debut issuers."

John Connolly heads the US securities group, and has notable expertise across private placements and public offerings.
"He's a very good and creative lawyer." "He is well respected in the market."

Kate Vyvyan regularly advises a broad range of clients across European bond issuances, green bonds and liability management transactions.
"She is a good lawyer who is easy to work with." "She works for the good of the transaction rather than trying to score points."

Paul Deakins is a respected DCM practitioner with notable expertise in floating rate notes and equity-linked instruments. 
"He is very technical and an outstanding lawyer." "He has deep know-how and is very responsive."

Simon Thomas is a prominent equities practitioner who advises blue-chip corporate and banks on a wide range of ECM transactions. He is renowned for his high-quality advice on big-ticket IPOs.
"He knows his stuff and is equally very sensible." "When you're a sponsor doing a UK IPO, he is the individual you want to instruct."

Simon Sinclair heads the firm's London capital markets practice, and is highly regarded for the breadth and depth of his experience across debt and equity-linked transactions.

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Capital Markets: Debt & Equity

Clifford Chance LLP

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10 Upper Bank Street

Canary Wharf

London

Greater London

UK

E14 5JJ

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

UK

Capital Markets: Debt


David Dunnigan
Band 2
Kate Vyvyan
Band 4
Paul Deakins
Band 4
Simon Sinclair
Band 1

Capital Markets: Equity


Adrian Cartwright
Band 1
John Connolly
Band 3

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