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Latham & Watkins LLP
885 THIRD AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10022-4834
United States
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Position

Ian Schuman is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins, where he formerly served as the Deputy Office Managing Partner. He is global Co-chair of the firm’s Capital Markets Practice and a member of the Corporate Department and Private Equity Finance Practice. 

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Capital markets: high-yield

(Leading lawyers)

Ian SchumanLatham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP’s dominant high-yield debt practice is distinguished by its strong activity for both issuers and underwriters in high-end offerings. The well-balanced team is best known for its experience in complex, event-driven deals, such as its recent advice to the lead arrangers on Panther BF Aggregator 2 LP’s $10bn financing, which was used to support Brookfield Business Partners and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec’s $13.2bn acquisition of the power solutions business of Johnson Controls — one of the largest private equity deals of the year. Marc Jaffe chairs the firm’s corporate practice globally and is recognized for his track record in complex, multifaceted high-yield debt transactions. Global capital markets head Ian Schuman is also widely acknowledged as a market leader and routinely represents issuers and underwriters in US and cross-border high-yield matters. In Washington DC, private equity specialist Patrick Shannon is also recommended for his robust high-yield debt practice. The group further draws on the senior expertise of Senet Bischoff, Washington DC-based Rachel Sheridan and Keith Halverstam. Stelios Saffos is an increasingly prominent up-and-coming partner. Named partners are based in New York, unless otherwise stated.

United States > Finance > Capital markets: global offerings

(Leading lawyers)

Ian SchumanLatham & Watkins LLP

Among the most consistent performers in capital markets transactions globally, Latham & Watkins LLP is a first port of call for both issuers and underwriters in high-profile deals. The well-rounded practice excels across the full spread of transactions, from advising start-ups on IPOs, through to representing major underwriters on multibillion-dollar bond deals. The New York-based team is active throughout the globe and it also benefits from its ability to plug into the firm’s generous international network, which takes in platforms throughout Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The department fields a ‘deep bench’ of lawyers, who secure praise for their ability to combine ‘highly technical knowledge with a commercial approach’. In particular, global capital markets chair Ian Schuman is highlighted for his ‘agile thinking’; he frequently represents issuers and underwriters in global debt and equity offerings. High-profile specialist Marc Jaffe chairs the firm’s corporate department globally and is highly regarded for his track record in precedent-setting corporate finance transactions. Nathan Ajiashvili is also a regular fixture on cross-border offerings, with a strong recent run of deals in the life sciences and technology sectors.

United States > Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings

(Leading lawyers)

Ian SchumanLatham & Watkins LLP

Satisfied clients of Latham & Watkins LLP’s dominant capital markets group assert it provides ‘best-in-class advice’. Equally adept on the issuer and underwriter side of deals, the comprehensive practice secures strong praise for its deep bench and extensive industry knowledge, with its expertise across a broad mix of industry sectors a significant plus point. Sources also highlight its ability to remain at ‘the forefront of technology’, with its recent experience of the novel direct-listing structure distinguishing it as one of a small band of elite firms in this area. Global corporate chair Marc Jaffe is widely recognized as a ‘go-to expert’ for capital markets and represents issuers, investment banks and investors on private and public equity offerings. Global capital markets chair Ian Schuman is another prominent name and brings to bear an impressive track record in complex equity transactions. Gregory Rodgers had a banner year, which included acting alongside Benjamin Cohen to advise Slack on its landmark direct listing. Nathan Ajiashvili is a very talented lawyer’ and is particularly active in the life sciences sphere. Boston-based Peter Handrinos is also noted for his strong experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical devices’ areas. Named partners are based in New York, unless otherwise stated

United States > Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

Global capital markets powerhouse Latham & Watkins LLP continues to gain market share on the investment grade debt side, with increasingly strong showings in both issuer and underwriter-side mandates. The group’s offering is distinguished by it broad practice spread and it advises on the transactional and regulatory aspects of the full range of debt products. The deep group is chaired globally by New York-based Ian Schuman, whose practice spans traditional debt offerings, cross-border transactions and debt exchange offers. New York-based global corporate chair Marc Jaffe is a highly sought-after capital markets specialist and advises major issuers, investment banks and investors on public and private debt offerings. Other key names in New York include Senet Bischoff, Michael Benjamin and Stelios Saffos. In Washington DC, private equity specialist Patrick Shannon is highly regarded, with Brandon Bortner and Jason Licht also active in the debt space. The team also benefits from strong domestic platforms in Chicago, Houston and Los Angeles.