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James Wootton

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Linklaters Business Services

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Corporate and Capital Markets

Position

James is a corporate partner based in London and advises companies, financial institutions and funds on a wide range of corporate, M&A and capital markets matters. He specialises in particular in equity capital markets transactions and has advised in recent years on the UK IPOs of Allied Irish Banks, TSB Banking Group, Countryside Properties, Clydesdale & Yorkshire Banks, Royal Mail and ConvaTec, among others, as well as numerous secondary capital raisings. He also operates at the forefront of regulatory developments across the equity capital markets space and regularly advises banking industry groups in this area.

Career

Trainee 2004-2006; Associate 2006-2015; Partner 2015 to date.

Education

Eton College; New College, Oxford


London: Corporate and commercial

Equity capital markets

Within: Next generation lawyers

James Wootton - Linklaters LLP

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 €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-taskerJason 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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