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Capital Markets

Hamilton’s Capital Markets prac­tice has ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence in struc­tur­ing and ex­e­cut­ing all types of cap­i­tal mar­kets and pub­lic M&A trans­ac­tions. The team ad­vis­es is­suers, un­der­writ­ers, bid­ders, tar­get com­pa­nies, in­vestors, pri­vate eq­ui­ty spon­sors and oth­er cap­i­tal mar­kets par­tic­i­pants. The prac­tice’s lawyers ad­vise on strate­gic and struc­tur­al mat­ters and have a so­lu­tion-ori­ent­ed ap­proach to trans­ac­tion and ad­vi­so­ry man­dates.

Hamilton rep­re­sents and ad­vis­es clients on all cap­i­tal mar­ket mat­ters, in­clud­ing:

  • Initial pub­lic of­fer­ings
  • Rights is­sues
  • Private place­ments
  • Issuance and place­ment of in­vest­ment grade and high yield bonds
  • Structuring and place­ment of con­vert­ibles, war­rants and oth­er de­riv­a­tive in­stru­ments
  • Underwriting
  • Buy-back and re­demp­tion pro­grammes
  • Spin-offs and de­merg­ers
  • Restructurings
  • Takeover bids
  • Target de­fence strate­gies
  • Share and share-re­lat­ed in­cen­tive pro­grammes
  • Shareholders’ meet­ings
  • Capital mar­kets reg­u­la­tion, in­clud­ing mar­ket abuse, cor­po­rate dis­clo­sure and gov­er­nance mat­ters

The Capital Markets prac­tice works close­ly to­geth­er with Hamilton’s oth­er prac­tices, in­clud­ing Banking and Finance, Corporate | M&A and Employment, in or­der to pro­vide ad­vice on all le­gal as­pects of a trans­ac­tion through a sin­gle point of con­tact.

Further, Hamilton has a well-es­tab­lished net­work of lead­ing law firms in Europe, the United States and oth­er ju­ris­dic­tions, which en­ables the Capital Markets prac­tice to form trans­ac­tion teams that in­clude lead­ing lawyers in the rel­e­vant ju­ris­dic­tions, in con­nec­tion with, for in­stance, 144A of­fer­ings and cross-bor­der takeover bids.