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US partner based in London focussed on equity and debt capital markets, public M&A and SEC advisory work. Significant experience of international corporate and capital markets transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and securities offerings involving US listed and non-US listed companies.


Associate Linklaters 1998; counsel 2007; partner 2009.


New York Bar


Dartmouth College (1995 BA); Columbia Law School (1998 JD).


Trustee of the Mental Disability Advocacy Centre; enjoys chess, snowboarding and golf

London: Corporate and commercial

Equity capital markets

Within: Equity capital markets

The practice at¬†Linklaters LLP¬†is 'always available, responds quickly and with a commercial, can-do attitude'.¬†James Wootton¬†and¬†Iain Wagstaff¬†are noted for their 'seamless execution of IPOs'; Wootoon,¬†Simon Branigan¬†and¬†Mike Bienenfeld, who are 'knowledgeable, pragmatic, responsive and personable',¬†acted for Allied Irish Banks on its ‚ā¨3bn IPO. Further afield,¬†Tom Shropshire¬†advised Sibanye Gold on its $1bn rights offering, constituting the third-largest ever rights offering by a South African company.¬†John Lane¬†is said by some clients to be 'perhaps the best capital markets brain around', and is 'very good on wider policy issues such as MiFID implications and FCA regulations'; he and 'reasoned, commercial multi-tasker'¬†Jason Manketo¬†acted for HSBC Bank as London listing adviser on the admission of Bank of Cyprus shares to the LSE. Other clients include ABN AMRO, Goldman Sachs International, J.P. Morgan Securities and, on the corporate side, RHI Magnesita.

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