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Seamless and integrated advice on domestic and international equity offerings.

When it comes to an equity offering, a legal advisory team needs to be able to combine securities law expertise with industry sector and practice-specific advice. Whether it’s a domestic or international offering, Clifford Chance has substantial experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams and can draw on tax, regulatory and other areas of expertise if required. The unparalleled resources of Clifford Chance can minimise the impact of any unforeseen events.

We understand the commercial context as well as the legal challenges involved. An IPO or secondary offering can be a time consuming exercise and careful planning is required to ensure that the key milestones are achieved. Clifford Chance helps issuers with this planning and tailors its service to provide the appropriate level of support at all stages of the process. We also advise financial institutions in their capacities as global lead managers or sponsors. Our lawyers are familiar with the issues that these organisations face and are able to coordinate resources effectively to deliver the appropriate legal advice in a tight time frame.

Our global reach enables us to advise on international offerings of shares and depositary receipts listed on the major exchanges in Europe, the US and Asia. The firm's experience in working with local stock exchange and regulatory bodies ensures that local legal requirements are complied with. Our significant US capability across Europe and the US means that we are well positioned to advise on transactions with a US element.

We continue to be recognised for our capabilities by working on a number of high profile deals, examples of which can be viewed under our Track Record.