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Public Company Advisory

Practice

We are the primary outside counsel to 400+ U.S.-listed public companies – from IPO stage to the Fortune 500 – that look to us on critical legal matters.

Summary

Lawyers from practices and offices across the firm collaborate to serve as the go-to legal adviser to our U.S.-listed public company clients. The capital markets team that guides an IPO continues to represent the company long-term, in cooperation with lawyers from other pertinent practice areas. This unique continuity ensures each client has a core Davis Polk advisory team that understands its key issues, structural concerns and internal dynamics as it looks to raise capital or buy or sell businesses, or as it encounters disputes.

Companies, including foreign private issuers, rely on us for a smooth transition to life as a U.S. public company, drawing upon our extensive work in governance, public reporting and stock exchange compliance.

We bring vast experience from multiple market-leading practices to provide sophisticated, creative advice, including on strategic initiatives, sensitive disclosure matters, shareholder activism defense and other high-risk situations.

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400+

U.S.-listed public companies rely on Davis Polk as their primary outside counsel

Insights

FCA publishes final UK listing rules

Recognition

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Corporate/M&A: The Elite
Chambers USA

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Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
New York
Chambers USA

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Banking & Finance
Chambers USA

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Capital Markets: Equity: Issuer Counsel
Chambers USA

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Capital Markets: Investment Grade Debt: Issuer Counsel
Chambers USA
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