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Equity Capital Markets

We have longstanding experience of advising on complex capital raisings.

Clients looking to raise capital in the financial market turn to us to provide sophisticated structuring solutions.  Our experience and knowledge means we are able to offer insightful and tailored legal advice coupled with efficient project management.


Our advice covers the full range of equity financing structures including initial public offerings, rights issues, secondary offerings, equity bridge financing, private placements and reverse takeovers. The majority of our transactions are cross-border in nature and require a co-ordinated approach across two or more of our offices.


Deeply embedded within our ECM practice, is a fully integrated U.S. offering. Our U.S. corporate finance lawyers advise on all aspects of U.S. securities law including SEC-registered offerings, Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings, American and Global Depositary receipts offerings, high-yield offerings, convertible bonds and equity warrants. 


Recognition of our work

“They surpass all of the other firms we have used in terms of client service, responsiveness and commerciality."

Chambers UK 2018 (Capital markets)


“If you have Allen & Overy on your deal you can be certain that nothing will go wrong."


Chambers UK 2018 (Capital markets)


"Co-ordinates well between US markets and European business, and co-ordinates well with London. Even if the firm is on the opposite side, the experience is relaxing and efficient." 


Chambers Europe 2016 (Capital markets – equity)


"They have a strong team ethic: it's a firm that is not just a collection of individuals." 


Chambers Global (Capital markets – equity) 


"They certainly have a significant presence in Europe and in Asia."


Chambers Global 2018 (Capital markets – equity) 



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