Simmons & Simmons LLP

Capital Markets Department

UK
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What the team is known for Advises issuers, investor organisations and investment banks at every stage of both debt and equity transactions. Possesses a diverse work portfolio that encompasses IPOs, convertible bonds and private placements. Additional capabilities include regulatory capital transactions, EMTN programmes and secondary offerings. Capable of advising on transactions involving complex aspects of US securities law.

Strengths A client remarks that "they always follow a practical approach and their service is excellent. They are very responsive."

Interviewees comment: "They have a very organised team. They're excellent on the legal side and they're very user-friendly."

Work highlights Acted for Credit Suisse, Jefferies and Berenberg as joint bookrunners in Cosmo Pharmaceutical's offering of EUR175 million convertible bonds.

Advised J.P. Morgan Securities and Numis Securities in relation to a placing of new ordinary shares by The Unite Group to raise approximately GBP170 million.

Notable practitioners

Jonathan Mellor and Piers Summerfield are key contacts.