Looking to raise capital? Whether you plan IPOs, secondary offerings and convertible and straight debt offerings, we can help you.
Issuers or investors? You can rely on our legal advice in relation to all aspects of debt, equity and hybrid securities, and you benefit from our team’s excellent relationships with local regulators, stock exchanges and government officials; essential assets when adapting to a new regulatory world.
With capital markets constantly evolving and changing, it is more important than ever to know your rights and how to protect your investments. If worse comes to the worse, you need experts who have experience in capital markets litigation and who understand the economic drivers behind your dispute.
Areas of Specialisation
Equity capital markets are exciting and offer opportunities, but they are also challenging; especially for the uninitiated. It is vital that you have a team who understands how to manage risk. You can rely on our support through each stage of the transaction; our aim is always to help you to achieve a successful offering and/or listing on local and international stock exchanges. Our team regularly advises on equity fundraisings, private placements, stock exchange transactions and IPOs.
With debt capital markets growing in the CEE/SEE region, you benefit from our expertise in all aspects of issuing debt and hybrid securities. This includes stand-alone corporate bonds and sovereign issues, exchangeables, MTNs and debt issuance programmes, convertibles, hybrid and Tier 1, securities and structured products.
As an investment fund or a fund manager, you can rely on our assistance with fund establishment and marketing, management and structuring requirements, mergers of funds and fund management companies, requirements for reporting and filing and passporting of UCITS-compliant funds. As a core focus of our team, we can support you with the AIFMD requirements and its implementation in the EU Member States of our region.
You may rely on our team to ensure your derivatives transactions are properly structured, negotiated and documented, as well as for assistance dealing with regulations around your exchange-traded derivatives, including swaps, futures, options, repurchase and participation agreements. Our experts work on implementing EMIR, which means we can use our knowledge of the ins and outs of this complex EU legislation to your benefit.
Successfully structuring and closing take-overs is not easy without an expert on your side. You can depend on our experience in all types of take-overs, including hostile and friendly take-overs, squeeze-outs, and delistings. Whether buyer, seller or target, we act for you and represent your boards and investors, even under time pressure and sensitive circumstances.
We support you on all regulatory issues related to the establishment, licensing and operation of branches, subsidiaries and services on a local and cross-border basis, including capital and liquidity regulations such as transparency requirements, compliance and white collar criminal investigations. Our regulatory expertise includes MiFID/MiFID II, MAD/MAD II/MAR, AIFM/UCITS, derivative structuring and trading (EMIR, SFT) and Solvency II.
Outstanding capital markets team known for its prowess in issuer-side advice. Particularly acclaimed for its proficiency in large-scale bond transactions. Offers the benefits of a strong CEE-wide network, frequently assisting with cross-border matters in the region. Predominantly active for banks, with clients also stemming from the manufacturing and insurance sectors.