Mr Robert (Rob) Flanigan > Mayer Brown International LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Mayer Brown International LLP
201 BISHOPSGATE
LONDON
EC2M 3AF
England
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Work Department

Banking & Finance

Position

Robert Flanigan is a Banking & Finance partner who regularly represents issuers and underwriters on Rule 144A/Regulation S private placements and SEC-registered offerings of a wide range of equity and debt securities, particularly in transactions involving French and Spanish issuers. He has advised on some of the largest capital markets transactions in Europe, including the €4.3 billion IPO of Aena, the €2.4 billion IPO of Inditex, the €1.2 billion IPO of Snecma; over €3.3 billion in offerings of high yield notes by Rhodia; and Barclays Bank plc in the creation and operation of its €10 billion Global Collaterlised Medium Term Note Progamme. Robert also represents foreign private issuers in connection with ongoing compliance with SEC and NYSE reporting obligations and advises clients regarding public disclosure obligations and corporate governance issues. He has advised private and public companies in M&A transactions in a variety of business sectors.

Career

Robert joined Mayer Brown in 2008. Admissions Paris New York Lecturer at the Université Paris Descartes Faculté de Droit

Languages

English French Spanish

Memberships

Robert is a member of the New York Bar, an Avocat à la Cour in France, registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority as a Registered European Lawyer.

Education

Cornell Law School, JD; Editor, Cornell Law Review Yale University, BA

Leisure

Lecturer at the Université Paris Descartes Faculté de Droit

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Debt capital markets

The team is highly skilled, creative, innovative and quick to find novel solutions‘, says a client of Mayer Brown International LLP. The firm acts for issuers and underwriters on a wide range of debt capital markets transactions from commercial paper programmes and MTN programmes, regulatory and hybrid capital issues, equity-linked securities, high-yield bonds and project bonds. Its US law capability capability is key to cross-border transactions, as well as the firm’s growing caseload of emerging markets transactions. James Taylor‘s broad practice includes a growing amount of sustainability-linked bonds alongside European debt and equity-linked transactions. The ‘highly skilled, extremely preciseBernd Bohr handles predominantly high-yield issuance, but also investment-grade and SEC-registered bonds. ‘I rely on his experience to resolve complicated cross-border issues‘, says a client of Robert Flanigan, who mainly handles European transactions.

London > Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – small-mid cap

Mayer Brown International LLP‘s team in London is well-versed in the English and US securities law aspects of IPOs and secondary offerings, as well as public company transactions that trigger regulatory notifications and other corporate work. The group includes Robert Flanigan, who has 20 years of experience undertaking equity capital markets transactions in the UK and across the EMEA region. In 2020, he acted for Banco Santander and CaixaBank as the joint global coordinators on the IPO of Soltec Power Holdings on the Spanish stock exchanges through a Rule 144A/Regulation S offering. Other notable individuals include Robert Hamill, Rebecca Bothamley and senior associate Harriet Hainsworth, who advised Velocys Plc on a £20m equity fundraise. Beyond the energy sector, Hamill is also active in equity offerings involving the mining, TMT, industrials and petrochemicals sectors, while Colin Scagell specialises in listings, secondary offerings and takeovers in the insurance sector. Kate Ball-Dodd is another name to note.

London > Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – mid-large cap

Mayer Brown International LLP‘s team in London is well-versed in the English and US securities law aspects of IPOs and secondary offerings, as well as public company transactions that trigger regulatory notifications and other corporate work. The group includes Robert Flanigan, who has 20 years of experience undertaking equity capital markets transactions in the UK and further afield across the EMEA region. In 2020, he acted for Banco Santander and CaixaBank as the joint global coordinators on the IPO of Soltec Power Holdings on the Spanish stock exchanges through a Rule 144A/Regulation S offering. Other notable individuals include Robert Hamill, Rebecca Bothamley and senior associate Harriet Hainsworth, who advised sustainable fuels technology company Velocys Plc on a £20m equity fundraise. Beyond the energy sector, Hamill is active in equity offerings involving the mining, TMT, industrials and petrochemicals sectors, while Colin Scagell specialises in listings, secondary offerings and takeovers in the insurance sector. Kate Ball-Dodd is another name to note.