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King & Wood Mallesons

Capital Markets

9 ranked lawyersBand 1AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

King & Wood Mallesons is a pre-eminent full-service law firm offering comprehensive expertise across the full gamut of capital markets issues. Handles complex hybrid securities mandates and is particularly renowned for the depth of its debt practice, advising on complex and innovative debt products from kangaroo, green and social to blockchain bonds. Known for its strong capabilities handling complex IPOs, block trades and secondary offerings. Demonstrates considerable ability in complex cross-border matters, particularly those involving the USA and China. Offers thought leadership through contributions to the Law Council’s Treasury submissions regarding crowdsourced equity funding. Notable clients include Qantas, Westpac and Sydney Airport.

Strengths

The team wins praise for its practical approach to matters, a client noting: "King &Wood Mallesons is able to provide more than just black-letter legal advice, they also provide strategic input and advice in a legal context, and take the time to understand our commercial and legal objectives."

Another client adds: "King & Wood Mallesons have a comprehensive insight into Australian capital markets and are across all relevant developments."

Work highlights

King & Wood Mallesons advised Qantas Airways on its institutional placement and share purchase plan, raising approximately AUD1.43 billion.

Notable practitioners

Anne-Marie Neagle is a well-regarded practitioner who often acts for financial services providers in relation to structured finance and derivatives transactions.

David Friedlander is a leading figure for ECM matters who often acts for clients on placements and IPOs. A client comments: "Technically he was very astute throughout the matter, he was comfortable in dealing with all parties and excellent on presentation."

Ian Edmonds-Wilson is a leading securitisation lawyer and often represents financiers and borrowers in relation to the establishment of securitisation structures.

Ian Paterson is noted for the depth of his experience acting on major DCM matters. He acts for financial institutions in relation to a variety of debt raisings, bond offers and note issuances.

Jo Dodd is a well-regarded practitioner who often acts for clients on debt raisings, including bond and note issues.

Joseph Muraca is an established practitioner who demonstrates expertise with regard to equity capital raisings.

Paul McBride is highly regarded for his practice focusing on securitisation, derivatives and structured products. Based in Brisbane, he maintains an international practice, building on his previous experience working in Hong Kong to continue to act for international clients, particularly those in China and South Korea.

Paul Smith acts for a varied clientele, including issuers, originators, managers and arrangers of transactions. He is highly experienced in relation to securitisation and structured finance matters, advising clients on the establishment of securitisation structures and the issuance of asset-backed securities.

Philip Harvey is a highly regarded lawyer who is noted for his work assisting clients with the issuance of bonds and the establishment of note programmes.

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Australia

Capital Markets: Debt


Ian Paterson
Band 1
Jo Dodd
Band 3
Philip Harvey
Band 1

Capital Markets: Equity


David Friedlander
Band 1
Joseph Muraca
Band 4

Capital Markets: Securitisation


Anne-Marie Neagle
Band 3

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