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IPOs & Direct Listings

Companies making their stock-market debut turn to us for our unrivaled record of IPO success and smooth execution across industries and continents.

Over the decade through 2020, we advised issuers and underwriters on more than 650 initial public offerings around the globe. Whether an IPO raises $100 million or $1 billion, we recognize it is a transformational transaction for the issuer that requires extreme attention to detail, close collaboration with multiple parties and flawless execution. Companies benefit from our close working relationships with regulators and market participants worldwide. Clients rely on our lawyers to provide constructive advice and creative solutions that are informed by our large volume of transactions.

In addition to traditional IPOs, we were instrumental in designing the legal architecture for direct listings and have advised on some of the largest direct listings to date. We also have deep experience in IPOs of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs).

We work closely with colleagues in areas including Executive Compensation and Tax to ensure a smooth transition to public ownership.

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