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Tackles a diverse range of DCM and ECM transactions, from IPOs to sovereign bonds and MTN programmes. The team represents both issuers and banks, as well as regulators and exchanges. Significant experience in equity-linked deals, liability management and rights issues, as well as cross-border mandates. Also offers strong capabilities in the high-yield capital markets space.
A client remarks: "They are clear experts in their field with impressive ability to anticipate and navigate smoothly through any obstacles."
A source notes: "They are very responsive, commercial and pragmatic, and they have a very good knowledge of the market which helps to cut through any issues quickly."
A commentator highlights: "They are very smooth and very reliable."
Advised Aston Martin on a series of transactions which included a £536 million capital raise.
Mark Austin is widely recognised as a leading capital markets lawyer. He is equally at home advising issuers and underwriters, and regularly works on some of the largest transactions in the market.
Peter Allen serves as co-head of Freshfields' international capital practice markets practice. He advises a mix of underwriters and issuers on DCM transactions including EMTN programmes and green bond issuances.
"He's a very strong technical lawyer and he's extremely commercial."
Denise Ryan has developed a respected high-yield practice and is noted for her standout capabilities when it comes to cross-border transactions.
"She's an excellent bond lawyer who has fantastic knowledge of the latest market developments and manages the process very well."
Christopher Mort has a public company-focused practice in which he advises on ECM as well as M&A.
"He is always available and very knowledgeable."
Simone Bono has a great deal of experience handling high-yield bond issuances for both corporate issuers and underwriters in addition to regularly advising clients on high-yield debt restructurings.
"Simone is efficient, knowledgeable and commercial." "She has great attention to detail and a genuine client focus."
Duncan Kellaway is highly capable at advising both issuers and underwriters, particularly with regard to bond issuances and liability management transactions.
"He's very responsive, practical and proactive." "He is very experienced, knowledgeable and extremely collaborative."
Julian Makin is skilled at advising on ECM matters in the energy and natural resources field, where he works with corporate clients on IPOs and secondary raisings, as well as on the capital markets elements of acquisition financing mandates.