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UK Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
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11 Ranked Lawyers

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What the team is known for

Market-leading firm recognised for skilled handling of both debt and equity transactions as well as offering capabilities in high-yield matters. Handles transactions across the UK, Europe and the USA, demonstrating prowess in areas such as liability management, sovereign bonds and equity-linked products. Benefits from strong ties to its banking and finance team. Particular expertise in convertible bond issues and green bond DCM transactions.

Strengths

A client remarks: "They are very high-quality across the board."

A source notes: "They really know the market and are outstanding intellectually."

A commentator highlights: "They are an excellent global firm with strong technical knowledge. They provide proactive, intelligent, advice that is tailored to the clients situation."

Work highlights

Acted for Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank in a variety of roles regarding International Consolidated Airlines Group's £2.74 billion rights issue.

Notable practitioners

Jason Manketo is a renowned ECM expert who is sought out for his US securities expertise. He has a strong reputation for advising both corporate clients and underwriters on IPOs and follow-on offerings. In addition to his client-facing work, Manketo is also co-head of Linklaters' equities practice.
"Jason is extremely efficient, effective and proactive."

Alexander Naidenov enjoys a reputation as one of the standout high-yield lawyers in the London market. He continues to advise corporates on general and acquisition financing-related high yield issuances.
"Alexander Naidenov is a really strong lawyer."

Ben Dulieu is well regarded for his broad DCM practice where he has notable skill in handling equity-linked instruments as well as convertible bonds.
"He's the master of all things convertible and a superb lawyer technically." "He understands the economics of the deals, as well as its legal aspects, making him great at explaining how things work to corporate clients."

Elaine Keats is head of Linklaters' equity and debt markets group. She comes highly recommended for her work advising banks on various debt transactions and is widely recognised for her superlative expertise in liability management.
"She's an exceptional lawyer with excellent technical expertise and commercial awareness." "She's a very good and very pragmatic lawyer."

Cecil Quillen leads Linklaters' US securities practice and is widely viewed as an authority on matters in that space. He is sought out for his advice on deals relating to a variety of debt instruments, including green and equity-linked bonds.
"He has a true wealth of experience and very extensive knowledge in the capital markets space."

John Lane is universally recognised as a leading ECM practitioner. He frequently acts on some of the largest European IPOs for both issuers and banks.
"John is very experienced and will always give very high-quality advice."

Carson Welsh focuses on DCM and brings a great deal of experience to his work in the space. He has a strong reputation for his work on hybrid bonds and liability management exercises.
"He's a very smart lawyer who does a very good job." "He's an expert in DCM who is pragmatic in providing solutions and is also very reliable."

Mark Hageman works with corporates and financial institutions across a broad range of transactions, including bond issuances and acquisition financing.

Richard Levy maintains a respected investment-grade DCM practice advising banks and corporate groups.
"He has a brilliant mind." "He's very good, very knowledgeable and pleasant to deal with."

Richard O'Callaghan is a regular choice for both issuers and underwriters on a broad range of deals. He is notably skilled at equity-linked matters, as well as transactions in the emerging markets.
"He is very seasoned, an expert who is very good at convertibles."

James Wootton advises on IPOs and secondary listings as part of his corporate-focused practice. He stands out for his ability to handle cross-border deals, particularly those involving the USA and countries in the Middle East.
"James is knowledgeable, commercial and gives practical advice." "He's a very strong lawyer."

Tom Thorne is noted for his work on rights issues and IPOs, where he is frequently called upon to advise both issuers and financial institutions.
"He is always very calm, thoughtful, solution-oriented, and provides a very high level of technical expertise." "He is really excellent and great to work with."

Pam Shores is highly regarded for her advice to financial institutions and corporates on ECM transactions. She stands out for her experience of advising on high-value IPOs and secondary listings at both the domestic and international level.
"She is so knowledgeable, she can tell clients things in simple terms even if it's complex." "She finds solutions and she's very practical."

Noel Hughes is noted for his advice to corporates and investment banks on high-yield bond issuances in the energy and natural resources space. His key areas of work include acquisition financing and restructuring.
"He provides top-class advice."

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Capital Markets: Debt

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Ben Dulieu
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Carson Welsh
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Cecil D Quillen
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Elaine Keats
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Richard Levy
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Richard O'Callaghan
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Capital Markets: Equity

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Jason Manketo
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John Lane
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Pam Shores
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James Wootton
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Tom Thorne
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