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Morrison & Foerster LLP

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity

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What the team is known for

Offers strong cross-border capability on high-value debt transactions, acting for financial institutions and issuers. Best known for its private placement work, with further areas of expertise in structured products, hybrid offerings and covered bonds. Able to draw on support from an international network of partners from offices in New York and Tokyo.

Strengths

One source says: "The team that advises on private placements continues to be exceptionally strong."

"Partners are very hands-on and easily contactable," adds another.

An interviewee says: "They are user-friendly, work incredibly hard and are always available."

Work highlights

Advised One Housing Group on a £125 million private placement, involving both secured and unsecured notes.

Notable practitioners

Brian Bates maintains a respected practice and frequently acts for companies on international private placements.
"He is incredibly smart, knows the private placement market inside and out, and is thoughtful in his recommendations." "Brian’s longstanding presence in the market means he's not only very knowledgeable on legal matters, but also provides sound commercial advice."

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Overview

Our UK capital markets lawyers routinely counsel issuers and financial intermediaries in private and public offerings of debt and equity securities. We have acted for a number of banks and other financial institutions in relation to establishing, maintaining, and listing debt and equity issuance programmes and in relation to stand-alone issuances. Clients tell us that they value our experience with cross-border offerings. We are regularly ranked as a leading firm in global offerings. Our cross-border debt capital markets practice gets high marks from clients and the leading legal directories. 

We are consistently ranked as one of the most active securities firms, with experience that spans the financing continuum. Unlike many of our competitors, our global capital markets practice is equally strong on the equity and debt side, with significant issuer and underwriter representations. We regularly advise our financial institutions clients on their medium-term note and other debt issuance programmes in various global markets and issuances denominated in multiple currencies. We also handle their local offerings in the United States and in various European and Asian jurisdictions, and we handle for them various product types—equity, hybrid securities, debt, structured products, and covered bonds.


Members

Bates, Brian A

Tanenbaum, James

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Capital Markets: Debt & Equity Department

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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CityPoint

One Ropemaker Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC2Y 9AW

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Brian A Bates
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