Cross-Border Private Placements


Morrison & Foerster is one of the leading global private placement firms, with both U.S. and English-qualified lawyers in the Cross-Border Private Placement Group advising clients on the private issuance of debt and equity securities to the well-developed U.S. and European private placement markets.  The MoFo Cross-Border Private Placement Group represents issuers across a multitude of industries throughout Europe, Canada, South Africa, Latin America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.  The group also represents clients in the United States in connection with U.S.-domestic private placement issuance.

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.  Restructuring, amendments and work-outs of existing private placement and bank financings also represents a significant portion of the annual activity of the MoFo Cross-Border Private Placement Group.  Clients include both public and privately-held companies.

Senior lawyers within the MoFo Cross-Border Private Placement Group have well-established and long-standing relationships with the investment banks which act as placement agents on these transactions, including Barclays Capital, the Royal Bank of Scotland, JPMorgan, ING, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Lloyds Bank and Danske Bank, among others.

Morrison & Foerster's Cross-Border Private Placement practice is one of the best known in the industry. Over the last many years, we have represented clients which have raised over $30 billion. The MoFo Private Placement Group regularly represents over 30% of annual total cross-border USPP debt issues both in terms of number of transactions and US Dollar equivalent deal volume. 

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2016 Private Placements Law Firm of the Year


“One of four firms ranked ‘Standout’ in the category of Enabling Clients Business, 2015”
(Financial Times: US Innovative Lawyers)


“...the team’s ‘commercial attitude is combined with a breadth of knowledge’ and a ‘keen understanding of the industry.’”
(Legal 500 USA 2014)


“Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP has ‘very strong knowledge of the private placement market, and good depth to the team.’”
(Legal 500 UK 2013)

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