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Clifford Chance LLP

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity

9 ranked lawyersBand 1London (Firms)UK 2022 View ranking table
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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

A client comments: "They are a very impressive firm with extremely good individuals."

A source remarks: "They are helpful, knowledgeable and approachable."

A commentator notes: "They have a really good bench of capital markets lawyers who are very knowledgable."

Work highlights

Advised Allegro on its PLN10.6 billion IPO on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

Notable practitioners

Adrian Cartwright is head of Clifford Chance's equity capital markets team. He is renowned for his work with banks on complex equity matters.
"He's an incredibly experienced ECM lawyer."

Andrew Kelly has a burgeoning practice where he advises a range of clients including both underwriters and issuers on bond issuances.
"He is very proactive and solutions-oriented."

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 a wealth of experience of advising on green and social bond issuances.. 
"He's incredibly reactive and his speed of response is fantastic." "David Dunnigan is very dependable and talented."

John Connolly focuses on US securities work, and has notable expertise across private placements and public offerings.

Kate Vyvyan regularly advises a broad range of clients across European bond issuances, green bonds and liability management transactions.
"She is practical and very knowledgeable." "Kate knows her clients really well and is very organised."

Michael Dakin regularly represents banks and private equity firms on a variety of high-yield matters where he is able to offer advice on leveraged finance transactions as well as standalone issuances.
"He's super client-friendly and proactive."

Paul Deakins is a respected DCM practitioner with notable expertise in floating rate notes and equity-linked instruments. 
"He runs transactions with efficiency and commercial insight. He has an extremely deep knowledge base, he's versatile, and he's able to distil the most complex of issues into digestible and solvable solutions." "Paul is a very smart lawyer who works very hard."


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.

Simon Sinclair heads the Clifford Chance London capital markets practice, and is highly regarded for the breadth and depth of his experience across debt and equity-linked transactions.
"He is a force to be reckoned with within the regulatory capital arena, he provides strong leadership on extremely complex matters and he offers commercially sound, technical expertise."

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Capital Markets: Debt & Equity

Clifford Chance LLP

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Location

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.

London (Firms)

Capital Markets: Debt


David Dunnigan
Band 2
Kate Vyvyan
Band 4
Paul Deakins
Band 3
Simon Sinclair
Band 1

Capital Markets: Equity


Adrian Cartwright
Band 1
John Connolly
Band 3

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