Slaughter and May

Capital Markets (International Firms) Department

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What the team is known for

High-quality capital markets practice covering both debt and equity and offering Hong Kong, UK and US law capability. Advises an impressive roster of Hong Kong and PRC clients on IPOs, convertible bonds and MTN programmes. Recently active advising corporate issuers on green bonds and rights offerings. Wins plaudits for a strong working relationships with regulators. Advised Swire Properties on its USD500 million green bond issue of guaranteed notes.

Notable practitioners

Benita Yu is a respected IPO expert, and she also handles major rights issues for Chinese corporate clients. "She's a very big name in this market and can do a good job on IPOs," remarks one commentator.

"Very capable" John Moore is well regarded by peers, with one noting: "He joined to give them the US capital markets expertise." He advises on ECM matters including IPOs, secondary share offerings and block trades.