Capital markets

A&O Shearman’s global capital markets team is one of the strongest and most sophisticated in the world.

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Our scale reflects the significance of our global clients, which include most of the world's largest investment banks, asset managers, hedge funds and corporates.

We advise across the waterfront of debt and equity capital markets products, from investment grade and high yield debt to IPOs, follow-ons, at-the-market offerings, derivatives, structured finance, securitizations and CLOs, and have a leading corporate trust and agency practice.

Our lawyers have a reputation for operating at the cutting edge of the market, advising on the first eurobond issue in the 1960s and shaping the evolution of digital bonds and ESG regimes today. Our award-winning teams are regularly at the top of the league tables across the range of capital markets products.

With top-tier U.S. , English and global law capabilities, we are built to support our clients on their most complex domestic and cross-border matters, wherever in the world they arise.

Our capital markets lawyers work hand-in-hand with our regulatory, finance, tax, litigation and restructuring teams to develop bespoke solutions that often incorporate precedent-setting financing techniques. 

We also have a robust public company practice, offering sophisticated and dedicated securities law and corporate governance advice to foreign private issuers and domestic companies. 

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