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DLA Piper LLP (US)

1251 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10020-1104, USA
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Jamie Knox

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Work +1 212 335 4992
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www.dlapiper.com/en/us/people/k/knox-jamie/
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Corporate; Private Equity; Capital Markets; Debt Capital Markets

Position

Partner; Chair, New York Finance Practice Group

Career

Jamie Knox's finance practice assists borrowers and lenders in the structuring of acquisition financings and refinancings of existing indebtedness, and encompasses the full range of corporate finance alternatives for both investment-grade and below-investment-grade borrowers, including syndicated credit facilities, high yield and investment grade bond offerings, asset-based financings, mezzanine financings, debtor-in-possession financings and debt private placements.

Jamie, in his corporate practice, has represented NYSE-listed public companies on an ongoing basis, providing advice concerning acquisitions, securities offerings, corporate governance, disclosure and securities regulations.

Jamie's clients have included many of the largest investment banks, public and private companies, private equity funds and hedge funds. He has worked with companies in many industries, among them consumer products, REITs, health care and life sciences, technology and industrial chemicals.

Education

J.D., Harvard Law School; A.B., Harvard College


United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt

Within: Capital markets: debt

DLA Piper LLP (US)’ issuer-focused debt practice had a strong showing in the real estate sector over the past year. Notable highlights included New York-based Christopher Giordano advising global REIT WP Carey on a €500m notes offering on the Irish Stock Exchange. In addition, Phoenix-based David Lewis assisted STORE Capital with its $350m senior notes offering. Other significant areas of experience include TMT, cross-border offerings and energy and natural resources. The group also handles underwriter-side work. Finance chair Jamie Knox, who recently advised US Steel on a $650m notes offering, and capital markets chair Christopher Paci are key contacts in New York office.

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Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

The ‘experienced and practical’ group at DLA Piper LLP (US) impresses with its ‘efficient execution on complex transactions’. The firm’s expansive domestic and international network is also a recurring theme and one source comments, ‘as one of the largest firms, it can use its scale to ramp up quickly on sophisticated matters’. Global corporate co-chair John Gilluly, who splits his time between Austin, Dallas and Houston, is ‘incredibly knowledgeable, available and committed’ and advised SolarWinds on its IPO. In another issuer-side headline, Phoenix-based Gregory Hall assisted Mesa Air Group with its $115.6m IPO. The group also benefits from the senior experience of finance chair Jamie Knox, who is ‘experienced, smart and always available’, and US capital markets head Christopher Paci, both of whom are based in New York.

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Commercial lending

Within: Commercial lending

DLA Piper LLP (US) has a broad-based US finance practice that is 'extremely fast and responsive' and is considered 'an incredible asset' by its clients. On the West Coast, the practice led by San Diego's 'extremely intelligent and diversely experiencedMatt Schwartz, who is 'very knowledgeable about the venture debt market' and regularly advises on loans to funds and companies in the tech and biotech spheres. Recent examples include advising JPMorgan Chase on a $50m facility to the telematics company CalAmp. Other key clients include Silicon Valley Bank, which the team advised on a co-lending arrangement with Oxford Finance in relation to the provision of a $155m loan facility to Puma Biotechnology. Jamie Knox leads the East Coast team, which is primarily instructed by borrowers.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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