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White & Case LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10020-1095
United States
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United States > Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings

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Colin DiamondWhite & Case LLP

White & Case LLP has made a further impression in SPACs, thanks to presence of Joel Rubinstein and a team, which joined the firm in 2020; amongst a multitude of high-profile transactions, the firm advised Soaring Eagle Acquisition Corp on its $1.72bn IPO and its subsequent $15bn business combination with Ginkgo Bioworks. Further department growth in Houston has also brought the capital markets group an increase in energy transactions. The firm is a major player in both issuer and underwriter engagements. Colin Diamond  is a leading name in equity offerings, including US offerings by overseas issuers; Stuart Bressman is a key name in offerings by life sciences, tech and energy issuers; and David Thatch  is regional section head of the Americas capital markets practice.

United States > Finance > Capital markets: global offerings

White & Case LLP has an established record in global offerings, particularly those originating from Latin America, along with further deals from Europe and the Middle East; it continues to work on a number of US offerings by Israeli issuers. The firm is noted for energy and infrastructure-related offerings, and is a growing force in green and sustainability-linked bonds in multiple regions; it advised the underwriters on the $500m SEC-registered, ECB-eligible green bond offering by Wabtec Transportation Netherlands. Global head of capital markets John Vetterli  and senior name Colin Diamond  are key partners, while David Thatch  is regional section head of the Americas capital markets section. All mentioned attorneys are based in New York.

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Corporate governance

Leveraging its ‘strong internal network‘, the group at White & Case LLP acts for public companies from a wide range of industries, including renewable energy, biotechnology and online gaming. Colin Diamond  leads the team from the New York office, which is increasingly engaged in matters concerning ESG programs. A notable mandate involved advising Saudi Arabian Oil Co. on its ESG disclosure program and its historic announcement to reach net zero emissions. Acting as a ‘true partner to resolve complex problems‘, Silicon Valley-based partner Maia Gez continues to advise clients on complex disclosure questions over the impact of COVID-19 on their businesses.