Our capital markets lawyers have extensive experience representing companies, underwriters and other market participants in a broad array of corporate finance transactions. Working together with knowledgeable lawyers from our many practice areas, we assist our clients in structuring, negotiating and resolving the multitude of complex issues that arise in financing transactions, always with a view to providing pragmatic, client-centric solutions.
We advise both privately held and public company clients on debt and equity offerings, corporate restructurings and divestitures, mergers and acquisitions and a wide range of other business transactions. Our lawyers advise clients in their interactions and communications with the capital markets, including their disclosure and reporting obligations with the SEC and compliance with stock exchange and other regulatory requirements. In addition, we have particular experience in corporate governance matters. Locke Lord lawyers work closely with boards and board committees to implement best practices and to address their enhanced duties in internal investigations and change of control and conflicted transactions.
Our capital markets team is supported by the full resources of more than 650 lawyers internationally, enabling us to represent clients across industries, as diverse as the global economy, including insurance and financial services, energy, technology and real estate. We use our extensive corporate finance and capital markets experience to assist clients in virtually every type of financing, including:
- Initial public offerings
- Follow-on stock, convertible security and debt offerings
- Rule 144A institutional offerings and non-U.S. offerings
- Shelf and secondary offerings
- Private investment in public equity (PIPE) financings
- Venture capital and other private placement financings