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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Joshua Wechsler

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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Capital markets, corporate, corporate governance, finance


Mr. Wechsler is a partner and concentrates his practice in corporate finance and the US securities laws, representing both issuers and underwriters in a variety of financing transactions, including initial public offerings, private placements, high-yield debt offerings and cross-border financings. He has represented an array of underwriters including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and UBS. In addition, he has acted for a number of issuers in connection with corporate governance matters and reporting under the US securities laws. Mr. Wechsler has worked on a number of cross-border transactions in Asia, Canada, Mexico, Greece and Norway.


Mr. Wechsler served as a staff attorney in the United States Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Corporation Finance from 1994 to 1997. He joined Fried Frank in 1998 and became a partner in 2007.


Mr. Wechsler is a member of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission's Dual Filing Advisory Group and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission's Share Registrars' Disciplinary Committee.


Mr. Wechsler received his LLM from Georgetown University Law Center in 1994, his JD from St. Thomas University School of Law, in 1993 (Associate Editor, Law Review) and his BA from the University of Florida in 1990.

United States: Finance

Capital markets: global offerings

Within: Capital markets: global offerings

Among Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s manager-side highlights, group co-head Daniel Bursky advised the underwriters on a string of equity and debt offerings for Athene Holding, including its headline $1.2bn IPO. Issuer mandates included group co-head Stuart Gelfond assisting Merck with its €1bn offering of two series of euro-denominated senior unsecured notes. The shipping sector is also a notable source of work and Joshua Wechsler recently acted as underwriter’s counsel on a debt offering by Scorpio Tankers and equity offerings by Diana Shipping and Star Bulk Carriers. Other key contacts in the New York-based department include Andrew Barkan, Joshua Coleman and ‘very strong’ rising star Mark Hayek.

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