Whether you're looking to raise capital in the financial markets to expand your business or simply elevate its public profile, we have the experience and knowledge to navigate you through the process of listing business. We also provide crucial ongoing advice to companies already operating in the public arena.
Clients need the highest quality service in an ever-evolving legal and regulatory environment. Our team has genuine sector expertise, meaning we can respond to the specific needs and character of clients in a wide variety of sectors.
Transactions often involve a cross-border element, which requires a co-ordinated and unified approach from our international network of offices. Our advice covers the full range of equity financing transactions including initial public offerings on key international exchanges (including London, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore), rights issues, placings and other secondary offerings, capital reorganisations, reverse takeovers and public takeovers and mergers.
We routinely act for issuers, investment banks and underwriters, bookrunners, sponsors, nominated advisers, management teams and shareholders on a wide range of equity market transactions.
Chambers UK 2018
Legal 500 2018
November 2017: FCA Prohibition on Restrictive Clauses contained in Investment/Corporate Banking Engagement Letters
November 2017: LSE's consultation on the review of the AIM rules
November 2017: Forthcoming changes to Conduct of Business Sourcebook concerning access to information issued in connection with a UK IPO
November 2017: Law Society Guidance issued on the use of Placing Letters for fundraisings following implementation of Market Abuse Regulation
April 2018: ESMA publishes proposed new rules on the format, content, scrutiny and approval of prospectuses
April 2018: AIM given SME Growth Market Status Implications for AIM Companies
April 2018: Financial Reporting Council's Consultation on changes to The UK Corporate Governance Code
April 2018: Pre-emption Group expectations regarding share disapplication threshold
September 2018: Preparation for Corporate Governance Changes for AIM companies
September 2018: Increase in total size of public offers exempt from requirement to publish prospectus
September 2018: AFME and Euro IRP issue guidance on new FCA rules requiring issuer access for unconnected analysts
September 2018: The UK Corporate Governance Code 2018
Investment Opportunities for Chinese Companies on the London Stock Exchange
Investment Opportunities for London Companies on the Shanghai Stock Exchange
Comparison of the Eligibility Criteria and Continuing Obligations for Listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Singapore Stock Exchange
Comparison of the Eligibility Criteria and Continuing Obligations for Listing on the Main Market, and AIM of the London Stock Exchange and Euronext Amsterdam
Comparison of the Eligibility Criteria and Continuing Obligations for Listing on the Main Market, and AIM of the London Stock Exchange
This summary focuses on the potential benefits for Chinese companies looking for 'westbound' investment, the eligibility criteria and process for listing in London.
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