U.S.- and UK-qualified lawyers in the private placement group advise Morrison & Foerster clients on the private issuance of debt and equity securities to the well-developed U.S. private placement market. Our attorneys also have extensive experience with the European market, as well as the growing Asian and Australasian markets for private placements.
Our private placement experience includes: traditional/Model Form transactions, structured transactions, credit enhancements, subsidiary and parent guaranty arrangements, security arrangements, including fixed and floating charges, jurisdictional issues and related structures, multi-currency transactions, and fixed and floating rate pricing.
Clients include major corporations from Australasia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, South Africa and the United States. Our attorneys have well-established relationships with the financial institutions who act as placement agents on these transactions, including Barclays Capital, ING, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Société Générale, among others.
Morrison & Foerster's private placement practice is one of the best known in the industry. Over the last six years, we have represented clients raising over $20 billion. The group regularly represents over 25% of annual total cross-border USPP debt issues.
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