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Latham & Watkins LLP

555 ELEVENTH STREET, NW, SUITE 1000, WASHINGTON DC 20004-1304, USA
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Work +1 202 637 2200
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Shagufa R. Hossain

Tel:
Work +1.202.637.2323
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Web:
www.lw.com
Latham & Watkins LLP

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Shagufa Hossain is a partner in the Corporate Department of the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins. She represents private equity firms, investment banks and public and private companies in a variety of financing and other transactions, including cross-border and leveraged buyout transactions as well as debt and equity offerings. Her practice focuses on the areas of corporate finance, securities regulation and general securities and corporate matters. Ms. Hossain was previously seconded to the firm’s Hong Kong office where she represented foreign private issuers in a number of equity and debt offerings.

Position

Partner

Career

https://www.lw.com/people/shagufa-hossain


United States: Finance

Capital markets: global offerings

Within: Capital markets: global offerings

‘Among the best worldwide for capital markets’, Latham & Watkins LLP is also credited as ‘one of the top three firms in the technology space’ and as ‘a leader in equity transactions’. Indeed, peers comment that they ‘see this group everywhere’, due in no small part to its sizeable global network, which includes platforms across 14 countries. The group’s premier high-yield debt practice and ‘great balance between issuer and manager representations’ are other notable characteristics. An impressive equity performance during 2018 saw the firm earn top roles on a run of major IPOs. Most notably, Sweden-headquartered Spotify Technology turned to the team for its groundbreaking direct listing on the NYSE; the deal, which valued the company at $26.5bn, was led by widely revered global corporate chair Marc Jaffe (‘an institution’; ‘truly tremendous’) alongside Gregory Rodgers and Benjamin Cohen, all of whom are based in New York. In another technology highlight, Jaffe and New York-based global capital markets co-chair Ian Schuman (‘great in both debt and equity capital markets’), with support from the London office, advised UK-based Farfetch on its $1bn IPO. Jaffe and Schuman paired up again to advise the underwriters on Canada Goose’s $624.2m secondary offering. On the debt front, Washington DC-based partners Jason Licht and Shagufa Hossain assisted Shandong Ruyi Technology Group with its $1bn notes offering. The group also includes ’extremely strong’ global capital markets co-chair Witold Balaban, who is based between New York and London.

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