Attorneys in our European Practice routinely counsel issuers and financial intermediaries in private and public offerings of securities, including offerings of equity securities, debt securities, and structured products. While some European securities practices are focused on limited types of financings or limited categories of clients, we are not. We are equally at home advising a dealer or arranger in connection with an issuance of investment grade debt securities of a global financial institution as we are with counseling an emerging life sciences or technology company in connection with its initial listing of shares.
Small- and mid-cap companies and technology based companies choose Morrison & Foerster as their counsel for domestic and global financings. Thomson Financial European has ranked our firm as a market leader as issuer's counsel for European IPOs. For companies or NOMADs shooting for the AIM, we're on the mark with commercial and practical advice. Our market knowledge and intellectual property expertise makes our London office a frequent first call for private equity, venture, and corporate finance advice for growing companies.
Clients tell us that they value our experience with cross border offerings. We are regularly ranked as a leading firm in global offerings. Our cross border debt capital markets practice gets high marks from clients and various directories, including Legal 500 UK and Chambers. We're consistently ranked as one of the most active securities firms, with experience that spans the financing continuum. Our London derivatives and structured products group advises issuers and financial intermediaries in structuring issuance programs and innovative securities.