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Latham & Watkins LLP
1271 Avenue of the Americas
NY 10020
United States

Work Department

Nathan Ajiashvili is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Ajiashvili is a member of the Corporate Department and Capital Markets, Private Equity Finance and Public Company Representation practices.  Nathan Ajiashvili represents both financial institutions and issuers engaging in equity and debt capital markets transactions in a broad array of industries, including life sciences, pharmaceuticals, retail and consumer products, hospitality, gaming, defense, automotive and technology.

Position

Corporate Partner

Career

https://www.lw.com/people/nathan-ajiashvili

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Capital markets: global offerings

(Next Generation Partners)

Nathan AjiashviliLatham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP‘s extensive national and international presence, along with its traditions in capital markets, makes it a top firm in global offerings in both debt and equity. It represents an enviable list of issuers and underwriters. The firm is at the forefront of global offerings originating from Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and has a particular niche in Israeli offerings. It represented Oatly Group, the Swedish food company, on its $1.65bn IPO on Nasdaq and advised ATAI Life Sciences, the German clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, on its $285m IPO on Nasdaq. The firm is also building its standing in Latin America, having made some important lateral hires to its Latin America team in recent times.  New York managing partner Marc Jaffe has lengthy track record in global IPOs and high-yield debt offerings, and global head of capital markets Ian Schuman is a market leader in international IPOs. Nathan Ajiashvili is another prominent name, especially in the life sciences sector. All are based in New York.

 

United States > Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings

(Next Generation Partners)

Nathan AjiashviliLatham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP could easily be regarded as the dominant firm in equity offerings given that its market share for  issuer and underwriter engagements routinely puts it amongst the top three firms in both categories. The firm has consistently positioned itself at the forefront of the capital markets field thanks to its effort to target buoyant sectors such as life sciences, tech, and the SPAC segment. It has also landed a series of engagements from foreign issuers seeking US offerings. Showcasing its ability to win the biggest deals in the market, the firm represented Airbnb on its headline $3.83bn IPO on Nasdaq. Global head of capital markets Ian Schuman  has an outstanding record in both equity and debt, as does New York managing partner Marc Jaffe. Gregory Rodgers  continues to be a leading figure in direct listings and Silicon Valley’s Richard Kline is at the forefront of tech sector offerings. Nathan Ajiashvili is widely acclaimed for his expertise in the life sciences segment.