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Capital Markets: Investment Grade Debt: Issuer Counsel - USA
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Davis Polk & Wardwell boasts a strong track record of advising on debt and equity capital markets transactions across Latin America. Frequently acts on behalf of issuers and underwriters, and recent experience includes numerous IPOs and Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings.

Notable practitioners

Richard Truesdell wins broad acclaim as an industry-leading name for securities transactions. His stellar practice runs the full gamut of issuer and manager representation, advising on debt and equity offerings by companies in diverse industries.
"Richard is the most astute capital markets lawyer out there." "He has a pre-eminent equity practice." "He is very capable and he is a go-to individual in the IPO market."

Michael Kaplan stands out for his market-leading practice, which encompasses the representation of issuers and managers in high-yield and investment-grade debt issuances, as well as equity offerings. He is at held in high regard for his knowledge of the Israel market and is a go-to lawyer for Israeli clients involved in capital markets transactions.
"The gift he has is that he is able to take the regulations and the law and give you a common-sense solution to the problem you are facing." "He is a leader in the field, he is extremely well respected and he is able to navigate clients to successful outcomes." "Michael Kaplan is the best in the business for high-yield bonds and he is also considered to be very good at equity matters."

Deanna Kirkpatrick is a great choice of counsel for complex debt and equity transactions, boasting an excellent track record in traditional biotechnology IPOs as well as in taking SPACs public.
"She is very practical, she knows the law, she is a pleasure to deal with, and she negotiates with style and produces effective results." "Deanna Kirkpatrick is terrific - she is knowledgeable in the field of biotech securities law."

Derek Dostal comes recommended for his comprehensive debt practice. He has also established himself as a key figure in equity capital markets, with a particular expertise in SPACs.
"He has developed a nice breadth of practice, he is a very respected lawyer who has sound judgement and he is very attuned to the needs of the client." "He has quickly made a name for himself in SPAC offerings, where he is respected both by in-house counsel and by top-name partners of other leading law firms. Derek works tirelessly to come up with creative solutions to the thorniest issues that pop up during a deal, and he is super-responsive and always available to answer questions and provide guidance."

John Meade maintains a broad capital markets practice, dedicated to the representation of both issuer and manager-side clients in IPOs, and other equity offerings, as well as debt issuances.
"He is very professional and very knowledgeable." "He is really smart and gives good, practical advice; he spots the issues, he can quickly think about them, and he comes back with advice that is spot on."

Byron Rooney continues to impress clients with his talent at handling the full range of debt and equity securities offerings, including advising on novel transactional structures.
"He is whip-smart and super commercial. He is tough when he has to be and is very knowledgeable about the law." "He is a tremendous lawyer with incredible client service."

Marcel Fausten is developing an impressive reputation among companies and leading investment banks as a capital markets adviser of choice for debt and equity transactions.
"He is incredibly responsive and he thinks through issues."

Yasin Keshvargar gains recognition from issuers and underwriters for his ability to assist with a wide range of debt and equity transactions, including IPOs.
"He is collaborative, constructive, resourceful and he goes above and beyond - I would be delighted to work with him at any time." "He is a fantastic, smart, practical and constructive lawyer."

Alan Denenberg impresses with his experience handling significant IPOs and other equity offerings, as well as high-profile debt transactions, ranging from high-yield bonds to convertible debt.
"He is fantastic; very few people have the years of experience that Alan has, and he is an incredible resource to rely on as he has seen and done it all." "He has a good grasp of the big picture and he is very effective." "You can put him in a room of a hundred people and he will still have a presence - I like working with him as he stands out across the board."

Emily Roberts is commended for her ability to advise household-name issuers and high-profile underwriters on the full range of debt and equity transactions.
"She is a good lawyer and she knows her stuff."

Gerhard Radtke in Hong Kong regularly acts on a wide array of debt capital markets transactions, with a keen focus on high-yield issuances.
"Gerhard is the best in Hong Kong - he's my top choice for complex situations."

Michael Willisch advises in connection with debt and equity capital market transactions. He assists clients from the firm's Madrid office.
"He's an excellent practitioner who is at ease with cross-border transactions,"

Nicholas Kronfeld remains a premier choice to advise on debt and equity capital markets transaction across Latin America. 
"Nicholas is always available, super proactive, clearly very experienced."

Maurice Blanco currently serves as the co-head of the firm's capital markets group. He able to act across the space, advising both issuers and underwriters. He is noted for his expertise across markets in Latin America.
"Maurice is practical, commercial and deal-friendly."

Head of the firm's Latin America practice Manuel Garciadiaz has an elite capital markets practice which includes both debt and equity offerings.
"Manuel Garciadiaz is excellent, very respectful and very collaborative."

Ranked Lawyers at
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Capital Markets: Debt & Equity

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Manuel Garciadiaz
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Foreign expert for Latin America-wide
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Maurice Blanco
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Foreign expert for Latin America-wide
Michael J Willisch
Expertise based abroad in Spain
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Michael Kaplan
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Foreign expert for Israel
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Nicholas A Kronfeld
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Foreign expert for Latin America-wide
Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Eastern United States

Michael Kaplan
Star Individuals
Richard D Truesdell
Star Individuals
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Deanna Kirkpatrick
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John Meade
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Byron Rooney
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Derek Dostal
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Marcel Fausten
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Yasin Keshvargar
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Up and Coming
Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Western United States

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Alan Denenberg
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Emily Roberts
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Up and Coming
Capital Markets: High-Yield Products

Gerhard Radtke
Expertise based abroad in China
SPACs

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Deanna Kirkpatrick
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Derek Dostal
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