Ilir Mujalovic


Ilir is Global Co-Head of US Capital Markets & Global ECM and Financial Institutions and Life Sciences Sector Lead.

Ilir is a leading capital markets lawyer representing issuers and investment banks on a wide variety of matters, including initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, PIPEs, ATMs, SPACs, de-SPACs, convertible bonds, investment grade notes, high yield debt offerings and other public and private transactions.

Ilir works with clients across many industries, including Healthcare, Consumer/Retail, Media and Telecommunications, Industrials, Power and Utilities, Renewables and Financial Institutions among others.

Ilir has developed a stellar reputation representing clients on numerous biotech, med-tech, diagnostics and healthcare services transactions. 

Ilir also represents corporate clients such as Valvoline Inc. in connection with corporate governance and SEC compliance matters and works with leading investment banks including BofA Securities, Morgan Stanley, Citi, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, TD Cowen, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Jefferies, Piper Sandler, Leerink and UBS.

He is ranked as a leading capital markets lawyer in Chambers & Partners USA 2023 and in prior years and in Legal 500 USA 2023 for his work on initial public offerings, life sciences, healthcare and SPAC offerings.


Representative matters

Equity Offerings

BofA Securities and Evercore as placement agents in connection with the private placement by Mineralys Therapeutics, Inc. of 8,339,169 shares of its common stock and pre-funded warrants to purchase 549,755 shares of common stock, resulting in aggregate gross proceeds to Mineralys of approximately $120 million.

Deutsche Bank AG, as the PIPE placement agent to Lotus Technology Inc. (Lotus Tech), and Santander US Capital Markets LLC, as the capital markets advisor to L Catterton Asia Acquisition Corp. (LCAA), in connection with the business combination between Lotus Tech and LCAA. The business combination values Lotus Tech at $5.5 billion on a pre-money equity value basis.

BofA Securities as placement agent in connection with the commencement of iRobot Corporation’s at-the-market equity program to sell shares of its common stock, no par value, having an aggregate offering price of up to $100 million.

Published Work

  • Mujalovic, I. (2023) “Initial Public Offerings, 2023”, Global Legal Insights. The book provides CEOs, CFOs, investment bankers, general counsel, lawyers and the investing community with a detailed overview of the crucial steps, legal issues and market practices involved in an IPO process. Leading practitioners from each jurisdiction provide their expertise and guidance on navigating the US and local market practices and regulatory framework.
  • Mujalovic, I. (2022) “Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions Answer Book”, Practising Law Institute
He makes the work look effortless. He’s a pleasure to work with, and he’s very proactive and efficient. I love working with him.
Chambers & Partners USA, 2023
Ilir is at the cutting edge of the market. He has great client service skills, is always available and really knows the market.
Chambers & Partners USA, 2023


  • Ranked as a leading capital markets lawyer, Chambers & Partners USA and Legal 500 USA, 2023



New York, 2004

New Jersey, 2003


J.D., New York Law School, summa cum laude, 2003

B.S., City University of New York, College of Staten Island, 1998, graduated with highest honors


English, Albanian, Montenegrin
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