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Norton Rose Fulbright

Capital Markets

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What the team is known for

A highly commended firm offering in-depth knowledge across the full gamut of capital market transactions. Possesses particular experience in the corporate bond market and trustee advisory. Demonstrates strength in securitisation and structured finance transactions, as well as equity capital raises such as IPOs and secondary offerings. Impressive cross-border offering, strengthened by its international network of offices with locations in Europe, the USA and across Asia. Acts for clients from a diverse range of industries, including energy, infrastructure and technology.

Strengths

Clients praise the firm's cross-border capacity as a key strength, one noting: "Their multi-jurisdictional capabilities are a very strong attribute; their expertise in those other jurisdictions is invaluable when working outside of Australia."

Another client draws attention to the depth of the team's expertise, saying: "Their strength is in the expertise at partner level as well as a very deep bench of strength from both senior and junior associates."

Work highlights

Acted as issuer's counsel in relation to the establishment of Dexus Property Group's EUR5 billion EMTN programme to be listed on the Singapore Exchange.

Advised Danakali in relation to its USD50 million equity capital raising.

Notable practitioners

James Morris is a well-regarded figure in the DCM space, noted for his thought leadership and his work in relation to EMTN programmes. "Some lawyers are just easy to work with and he is one of them," notes a client, going on to say: "He understands what you're trying to achieve and works closely with you to ensure he delivers the desired outcomes, finding practical solutions to issues as they arise along the way."

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Capital Markets: Debt


James Morris
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