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We have substantial experience representing underwriters, agents and issuers in all aspects of equity capital markets transactions. We advise clients in connection with all types of public offerings and rights offerings.

Many of these financing transactions are part of more elaborate corporate reorganizations or recapitalizations, or part of an acquisition strategy—which call upon other disciplines at Morrison & Foerster.

See Capital Markets Global Guide 2017: Equity Capital Markets in the United States, a useful guide by Ze’-ev Eiger. © This article was first published in the Capital Markets Global Guide 2017 and is reproduced with the permission of the publisher, Thomson Reuters.

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Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 
Asia-Pacific: Capital Markets: Equity
China: Capital Markets: Equity: International Firms
Japan: Banking & Finance: International Firms
Japan: Capital Markets: Domestic
Japan: Capital Markets: International: US Law


Chambers Global 2018
Asia-Pacific: Capital Markets: Equity
China: Capital Markets: Equity: International firms
Japan: Capital Markets: Domestic
Japan: Banking & Finance: International Firms
Japan: Capital Markets: International: US Law
United States: Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
United States: Capital Markets: Derivatives


Chambers UK 2018
Debt Capital Markets


Chambers USA 2018
National: Capital Markets: Derivatives
National: REITS


EQDerivatives Awards 2016
Equity Derivatives Law Firm of the Year


Financial Times: US Innovative Lawyers
Overall winner of the Innovation in Social Responsibility category, 2016
One of four firms ranked “Standout” in the category of New Products and Techniques, 2016
One of four firms ranked “Standout” in the category of Enabling Clients Business, 2015
One of five firms ranked “Standout” in the category of Finance, 2012


GlobalCapital Americas Derivatives Awards
Americas Law Firm of the Year 2015 – 2017
U.S. Law Firm of the Year – Transactions 2018


GlobalCapital Global Derivatives Awards 2016, 2017
Global Law Firm of the Year


GlobalCapital Syndicated Loan, Leveraged Finance and Private Placement Awards 2016
Private Placements Law Firm of the Year


IFLR1000 2018
China: Private Equity – Foreign Firms
Hong Kong: Capital Markets: Equity
Hong Kong: Capital Markets: Debt
Japan: Capital Markets: Equity
Japan: Capital Markets: Equity Foreign Firms
Japan: Capital Markets: Debt
Japan: Capital Markets: Debt Foreign Firms
United States: Capital Markets: Debt
United States: Capital Markets: Equity
United States: Capital Markets: Derivatives
United States: Capital Markets: Structured Finance and Securitisation
United Kingdom: Capital Markets: Debt
United Kingdom: Capital Markets: Derivatives


IFLR Americas Awards
Structured Finance and Securitisation Deal of the Year, 2013
Structured Finance and Securitisation Team of the Year, 2015


Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2018
Japan: Capital markets: International firms and joint ventures
Hong Kong: Capital markets (equity)


Legal 500 UK 2017
Debt Capital Markets
Derivatives and Structured Products


Legal 500 US 2017
National: Capital Markets: Debt Offerings: Advice to Issuers
National: Capital Markets: Debt Offerings: Advice to Underwriters
National: Capital Markets: Equity Offerings: Advice to Issuers
National: Capital Markets: Equity Offerings: Advice to Underwriters
National: Capital Markets: Global Offerings: Advice to Issuers
National: Capital Markets: Global Offerings: Advice to Underwriters
National: Structured Finance


mtn-i Americas Awards 2013
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Operational Risk & Regulation Awards 2013
Law Firm of the Year


StructuredRetailProducts.com 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 (shortlist)
Best Law Firm in the Americas


Structured Products magazine 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016
Law Firm of the Year, Americas


Thomson Reuters Accelus Compliance Awards 2012, 2014
One of Five Firms Shortlisted for Best Regulatory Law Firm of the Year


U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms 2018
National: Derivatives and Futures Law (Tier 1)
National: Securities/Capital Markets Law (Tier 1)
National: Securitization and Structured Finance Law (Tier 1)
National: Securities Regulation (Tier 1)
National: Banking and Finance Law (Tier 1)


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