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  Adam Wells

Partner

London

Adam is a US qualified partner in the London office of Allen & Overy.  He advises companies, investment banks and selling security holders on international offerings of equity and debt securities. He also advises clients on cross border mergers and acquisitions and ongoing compliance with U.S. securities regulation.

Adam has more than 20 years' experience advising clients in both developed and developing markets on complex and innovative multi-jurisdictional securities offerings.  He has particular experience in capital market transactions in the industrial and manufacturing, energy and natural resources, TMT, retail, financial institutions and life sciences sectors.

Adam is recognised as a leading equity capital markets lawyer by a number of industry publications, including Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000.  He is described as "very measured, very calm under pressure and very articulate in explaining and defending his position." (Chambers and Partners, 2017). 

His recent experience includes advising on the:

IPOs by Quilter, DP Eurasia (Domino's Pizza Turkey), Allied Irish Bank, Emaar Development, Balta, VolkerWessels, Neinor Homes, Alfen, Árima, McCarthy & Stone, CMC Markets, Ibstock, Softcat, The Gym Group, Hastings, Spire Healthcare, Emaar Malls, Refresco Gerber, Lucas Bols, NN Group, Intertrust, bpost, Poundland and Circassia; 

Rights issues or placings and open offers by Piraeus Bank, Hellenic Bank, Cobham, Capitec, KPN, Bank of Ireland, REN, Wereldhave and Circassia; and

Accelerated bookbuild offerings relating to Vodacom, Neinor Homes, Spar, Capitec, PSG, bpost, McCarthy & Stone, Spire Healthcare and NN Insurance.

Professional qualifications

Admitted to the Bar, State of New York, 1998

Registered foreign lawyer, England and Wales, 2012

Published work

European IPOs.  Back on track or the end of a good run?  PLC Magazine, March 2015

The European IPO market: signs of life, PLC Magazine, December 2012

US private offerings: Solicitation and advertising on the cards, PLC Magazine, October 2012

Pre-marketing in the EU and the US, convergence ahead? PLC Magazine, September 2010

Anatomy of a deal: IPOs, Lawyer 2B, October 2007

Preparing a company for an IPO, PLC Cross Border Quarterly, July - September 2007

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