Adrian Cartwright > Clifford Chance LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Clifford Chance LLP
E14 5JJ

Work Department

Capital markets


Global Practice Area Leader for Capital Markets


Richard Taunton College, Southampton 1982

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Hall of Fame)

Adrian CartwrightClifford Chance LLP

The ‘outstanding ECM team’ at Clifford Chance LLP is ‘responsive, reliable and highly experienced’ in a broad range of transactions, including major IPOs, SPACs, de-SPACs, and ECM-related M&A. The firm ‘brings the full spectrum of its many practice experts to bear to resolve issues and problems on ECM deals‘, with a particular strength in cross-border matters. The London team is a hub for a range of European ECM, notably related to France, Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands, as well as having a niche in London-Shanghai stock connect matters. Practice head Adrian Cartwright specialises in equity capital markets including issuances of shares and global depositary receipts in the international markets. Notable names in the team are John Connolly, who is known for US securities law advice; Simon Thomas, who represents underwriters and issuers on a wide range of equity capital markets transactions; and ECM transactions expert Christopher Roe, whose experience covers IPOs, rights issuances and secondary capital issuances.