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Clifford Chance LLP

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John Connolly

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Clifford Chance

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Capital Markets




Duke University School of Engineering (BSc Engineering) 1982

London: Corporate and commercial

Equity capital markets ‚Äď mid-large cap

Within: Leading individuals

John Connolly - Clifford Chance LLP

Within: Equity capital markets ‚Äď mid-large cap

Year after year, Clifford Chance LLP has proved its ability to handle the full range of ECM work to a high standard, acting for a spread of corporate issuers, international financial institutions, and governmental organisations. Detailed below, in 2019 the team was involved in a number of large dual listings, an event-driven rights transaction, a European privatisation IPO, and one of the most high-profile IPOs on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). Adrian Cartwright leads the global capital markets practice area, Simon Sinclair heads the capital markets department, and John Connolly leads the London office's US group.

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London: Finance

Debt capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

John Connolly - Clifford Chance LLP

Within: Debt capital markets

The debt capital markets practice at Clifford Chance LLP is among a select group of firms with a long history at the forefront of capital markets developments across Europe. It has 'a strong team with technical expertise and capable lawyers, and good coverage of both industry sectors and geographies'. Its diverse client base encompasses major banks, corporates, governments and supranational organisations, as well as multilateral lenders and international financial institutions. Simon Sinclair leads the practice, which counts seasoned partners and up-and-coming talent in all areas of the market. John Connolly leads on US securities law advice including Rule 144A offerings, private placements and Regulation S issuance. Clare Burgess is experienced in capital markets financings, private placements and loans, with a particular focus on the infrastructure sector. 'Truly exceptional lawyer and trusted adviser' David Bickerton handles infrastructure financings across the EMEA region for funders, issuers, guarantors, sponsors and governments. David Dunnigan advises sovereigns, supranationals, major corporations and financial institutions on all aspects of debt. Newly promoted partner Kate Vyvyan handles debt issuance, debt capital markets, regulatory capital and liability management transactions for both issuers and underwriters.

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Emerging markets

Within: Emerging markets

Clifford Chance LLP has a standout finance practice in London that brings together significant expertise in banking, capital markets, project finance, commodity and trade finance, structured finance, securitisation and derivatives. It acts for corporates and financial institutions in complex emerging markets transactions, notably in Africa, India and Latin America, although its London team works closely with the firm's Moscow office on deals in Russia, the CIS and the CEE. Leonard Cleland  is a leading light in emerging market and has particular expertise in structured trade finance. Debt capital markets is a key pillar of the firm's work, with high yield specialist Michael Dakin frequently handling issuance in North Africa and other emerging markets. DCM specialists David Dunnigan, who handles sovereign debt issuance, and US securities partners John Connolly play key roles in the practice. Jeremy Connick is a leading light in the energy, natural resources and infrastructure market.  Russell Wells, banking partner in Clifford Chance's London office, is also recommended.

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