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We are one of the leading securities and capital markets law firms in the world, advising issuers, underwriters and agents in domestic and international private and public financings. With offices in the world’s major financial centers, our lawyers in each office know their local markets well and call upon fellow Mayer Brown professionals to deliver business-minded advice. Our practice is diverse, spanning the financing continuum—from private placements, to IPOs, to 144A and Reg S offerings, to continuous issuance programs, like MTN and CP programs, to derivatives, structured products and structured finance, and securitization transactions. We have particular experience in certain industries, which include consumer and industrial products, energy, financial services, insurance, life sciences, specialty finance, and technology. We are best known for our financial institutions work, and have longstanding relationships with many of the world’s leading banks, insurance companies, and specialty finance companies.

Mayer Brown’s global team of IPO lawyers have experience guiding issuer and underwriter clients through the IPO process in most of the major markets across the globe. We also advise privately held companies and public companies, as well as placement agents, in connection with private placements of equity, equity-linked, and debt securities. We count among our capital markets lawyers innovators in the private placement and PIPE market. We regularly counsel companies, placement agents, private investors, and strategic investors in connection with mezzanine or late-stage private placements. In addition, we assist companies undertaking private tender offers to provide liquidity opportunities for early investors and employees, or to facilitate liquidity opportunities for these holders, by bringing in new institutional and cross-over fund investors.

While we have exceptional credentials in many areas, we count as among our greatest strengths our global network, and our ability to marshal our resources and bring them to bear on complex cross-border transactions—joining together with a shared commitment to providing practical and timely advice.

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