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Adam Wells



Wells Adam
Adam Wells



Adam is US qualified and located in London and 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 pragmatic and doesn’t hide from problems. He has a great depth of experience and is never fazed.” (Chambers UK 2022 (Equity Capital Markets)).

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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