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Philip Boeckman

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Philip J. Boeckman is a partner in Cravath’s Corporate Department and serves as Co‑Head of the Capital Markets Practice for EMEA. He has been based in the Firm’s London office since 2000, when he relocated to London from the New York office.

Mr. Boeckman’s general corporate practice covers capital markets, including IPOs, rights issuances and other equity offerings, U.S. listings and high‑yield bridge, bond and other leveraged financings, as well as mergers and acquisitions. He has represented several of Cravath’s European clients, including AXA, Bacardi, BAT, the European Investment Bank, Ferroglobe, KPN, Saipem, TNT and Unilever, and several Indian and South African companies. He has also represented Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley and, as designated underwriters’ counsel, Prudential plc and the Republic of Poland, and several private equity firms, including Lion Capital, Permira and Terra Firma.

Mr. Boeckman has been repeatedly cited as one of the leading practitioners in capital markets by Chambers UK: A Client’s Guide to the UK Legal ProfessionChambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for BusinessThe Legal 500 United KingdomIFLR1000The Best Lawyers in the United KingdomWho’s Who Legal: Capital Markets; and PLC Which Lawyer? In 2013, he was shortlisted for The Chambers 100, a ranking of the UK’s top 100 business lawyers. Mr. Boeckman was also named Best Lawyers’ 2015‑2016 London “Lawyer of the Year” for Capital Markets Law.


Mr. Boeckman joined Cravath in 1991 and became a partner in 1999.


Mr. Boeckman is Co‑Editor of European Securities Law. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Capital Markets Law Journal, as well as the Advisory Committee for the Practising Law Institute’s Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Boeckman was Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the AFME High Yield Division. From 2007 to 2009, he was Co‑Chair of the International Bar Association’s Securities Law Committee.

Mr. Boeckman is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Churchill Society and the Senior Fellow of the National Churchill Museum.


Mr. Boeckman received a B.A. cum laude from Westminster College in 1988 and a J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Missouri in 1991, where he was a Notes Editor on the Law Review.

London: Corporate and commercial

Equity capital markets

Within: Equity capital markets

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP is noted for its ‘excellent advice on US securities law issues affecting European equity capital markets transactions’. Philip Boeckman’s recent work includes advising Deutsche Pfandbriefbank on its €1.16bn IPO on The Frankfurt Stock Exchange, and acting for HDFC Bank on its $1.27bn offering of American depositary shares (ADRs). On the underwriter side, Alan Grinceri assisted a number of bulge-bracket banks with Actavis’s $5.1bn offering of convertible shares on the NYSE. David Mercado and George Stephanakis are also recommended.

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M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

Within: M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP specialises in US-law transactions. Philip Boeckman, who ‘makes even the most fiddly transactions seem like child’s play’, and the ‘extremely responsiveDavid Mercado are key figures along with the ‘outstandingGeorge Stephanakis, who ‘knows the US rules inside-out’. Boeckman acted for Gala Coral Group on its $3bn merger with Ladbrokes and assisted Spirit Pub Company during its £1.4bn acquisition by Greene King.

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London: Finance

Debt capital markets

Within: Debt capital markets

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP has a strong Yankee bonds practice that acts for both corporate issuers and underwriters. Philip Boeckman’s highlights included advising European Investment Bank on ten registered debt offerings totalling $34.5bn. David Mercado acted for the underwriters on three takedowns totalling $5.81bn from Credit Suisse’s MTN programme.

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High yield

Within: Leading individuals

Philip Boeckman - Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Within: High yield

Key figures at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP include ‘class actPhilip Boeckman, George Stephanakis, Alyssa Caples and Joel Herold (who ‘understands both the market and its participants’). Caples advised Ineos Finance on a €770m Rule 144a issuance. Boeckman’s clients include AA Group.

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