From our offices in the United States, Asia, Europe and South America, we advise clients on initial public offerings in markets around the world.
Companies seeking to go public value our deep and substantive knowledge of and familiarity with the IPO process, gained over the course of many transactions. We have advised on more than 365 successful U.S. and global IPOs over the last decade. Our IPO practice maintains a seamless global presence; for example, we have advised on more than 30 IPOs in Hong Kong and London since 2012, as well as multiple U.S. listings by Latin American issuers.
IPOs uniquely require exceptional expertise in many cross-practice disciplines. We guide our clients to a successful public debut with practical experience in navigating not only applicable securities laws and regulations, but also the important tax, executive compensation, corporate governance and business matters that inevitably arise during the IPO process. We also have extensive experience with complex IPOs that employ UP-C and other multiple-tier umbrella partnership structures.
Companies contemplating an IPO also value our experience in helping them seamlessly and successfully manage the burdens of being a public company, including ongoing SEC reporting obligations and corporate governance matters. Fully integrated with our IPO practice, our Public Company Advisory Practice comprises a team of lawyers dedicated to ongoing public company representation who leverage our deep knowledge and keen insight into market developments to provide our clients with timely, targeted and cost-effective advice.
We have advised on the largest and most complex IPOs in the world, including:
|Alibaba Group (issuer counsel) ||Largest IPO in history, NYSE |
|First Data (issuer counsel) ||Largest U.S. IPO of 2015, NYSE |
|Japan Post (manager counsel) ||Largest IPO of 2015, Tokyo Stock Exchange |
|Hilton Worldwide (issuer counsel) ||Second-largest U.S. IPO of 2013, NYSE |
|Facebook (manager counsel) ||Largest U.S. IPO of 2012, NASDAQ |