Scott Ashton has a corporate finance practice with emphasis on cross-border securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions and restructurings. Mr. Ashton's capital markets experience includes private placements and public offerings of debt and equity (including Rule 144A, Regulation S and SEC-registered offerings); his M&A experience encompasses public and private acquisitions, asset sales and tender offers; and his restructuring experience includes debt restructurings, bankruptcy proceedings and corporate spin-offs.
As part of Morrison & Foerster's leading private placement team, Mr. Ashton has specialised expertise in representing European and other non-U.S. companies who wish to make private placements of debt securities to U.S. financial institutions. Mr. Ashton also advises companies and investors with respect to corporate governance matters, SEC reporting and U.S. securities laws. Proficient in Spanish, Mr. Ashton has represented issuers and underwriters as well as borrowers and lenders in transactions involving Latin American sovereigns and corporations.
Mr. Ashton is recognised as an Up and Coming lawyer for debt capital markets by Chambers UK 2017 and recommended for debt capital markets in Legal 500 UK 2016. Mr. Ashton is included in Financial News’ 2014 list of 40 under 40 Rising Stars in Legal Services.
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