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John Lane

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Work 020 7456 3542
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Linklaters LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

John Lane is a partner in the Corporate department of Linklaters in London and is a leading practitioner in equity capital markets, having worked in the practice area at Linklaters in London for over 20 years. He is Global co-head of Linklaters’ equities practice and has been extensively involved in recent industry discussion on equity capital markets practice. He acts for both issuers and underwriters on equities transactions and has experience also of private and public M&A. His experience includes acting on: IPOs including Saga, Cambian, Card Factory, Brit Insurance, Gulf Marine Services, Stock Spirits, Al Noor Hospitals Group plc, Royal Mail, Direct Line, Southern Cross, Vallares, DP World, Vallar, New World Resources, Perform, Promethean, Gartmore, Hansen Transmission, Sports Direct, Telecity, PHS, Gondola Holdings and 888 Holdings; secondary issues including Johnston Press, RSA, Thomas Cook, Resolution, Lloyds, HSBC, Xstrata, Premier Foods, SEGRO, Informa and Centrica ;mergers and acquisitions, including advising on the bid for Clapham House by Nando and the acquisition by Cinven of Gondola Holdings.

Career

Qualified as a South African attorney Webber Wentzel, Johannesburg 1989; trainee solicitor Linklaters 1991-93; assistant solicitor corporate department, London 1993-99; partner 2000.

Education

University of Cape Town (1986 BA; 1987 LLB); Trinity Hall, Cambridge (1991 LLM).


London: Corporate and commercial

Equity capital markets – mid-large cap

Within: Leading individuals

John Lane - Linklaters LLP

Within: Equity capital markets – mid-large cap

The London ECM group at Linklaters LLP quarterbacks many of the firm's high-profile cross-border equity highlights, working in conjunction with colleagues across its extensive North and South American, European and East Asian office network. Clients have noted in particular the team's deep bench and strong pedigree of ECM specialists. At the senior end sits John Lane ('a doyen of UK corporate finance') and Jason Manketo ('one of the best US securities lawyers in London'), while on the more junior end of the partnership James Wootton 'has already developed a strong name for himself', and newly promoted partner Tom Thorne is 'continuing the line of top-class capital markets partners'. In addition to the team's work on foreign exchanges, the firm's peers have also noted its strong reputation in significant London Stock Exchange listings.

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