Capital Markets

Latham & Watkins is looked to by both issuers and investment banks as a leader in the global capital markets for assistance with the world’s largest and most complex equity and debt securities offerings.

Why Latham

Helping Businesses Grow and Operate

With more than 450 capital markets lawyers in offices around the globe, Latham advises on nearly every type of capital markets offering. Investment banks, issuers, and private equity sponsors of all sizes across a range of industries rely on Latham’s capital markets team to help them raise trillions in proceeds through a broad array of securities products, from the standard to the most innovative and complex.

Structuring and Executing on Leading Transactions

Latham’s debt and equity capital markets services cover all varieties of capital markets transactions, including: 

  • Initial public offerings (IPOs), direct listings, spin-offs, secondary, and follow-on stock offerings
  • High yield debt and bridge financings
  • Convertible debt offerings, equity-linked securities, and equity derivatives
  • Establishment of, and updates to, global medium term programs and European medium term note programs
  • Eurobonds, Yankee bonds, investment grade bonds, and programs
  • Sustainable finance, including green bonds and sustainability-linked loans or bonds 
  • Private equity and mezzanine financing
  • Private placements, as well as public equity (PIPE) offerings
  • Liability management transactions, such as tender offers, exchange offers, consent solicitations, amendments, and waivers
  • Islamic finance, including the Shari’ah approval process and original structures based on murabaha, mudaraba, ijara, wakala, and musharaka products
  • Securities and financial regulatory experience with SEC registrations, Rule 144A offerings, shelf registrations, regulations of global regulatory institutions, trading rules (such as Regulation M), blue sky work, and rules of and reviews by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
  • Stock exchange listings

Awards & Rankings

  • Latham Corporate Partner Named Texas Trailblazer - October 05, 2020
  • Fifteen Partners Receive 2020 MVP Honors - October 04, 2020
  • Latham Wins Four Notable New York Legal Awards - September 30, 2020
  • Latham Recognized with Seven Notable Accolades - September 22, 2020
  • Houston Partners Honored for Professional Excellence - September 20, 2020

Latham offers capital markets clients the vast resources of an integrated network of offices worldwide, enabling our lawyers to handle complex domestic and cross-border offerings while maintaining an in-depth understanding of local markets and industry-specific issues.


Webcast – SPACs and the Energy TransitionThe Financial Executives Networking Group: Capital Markets Fireside Chat 2020 TechGC IPO Forum

Media Coverage

Texas Trailblazer: Michael ChambersRising Star – Capital Markets: Basil Al-JafariLatham Duo Navigate Corporate Debt Surge At Home, Eye Tech IPOs


Latham & Watkins Represents Underwriters in Phreesia’s Public Offering of Common StockLatham & Watkins Advises Abcam plc in Offering on NasdaqLatham Advises Supernova Partners Acquisition Company, Inc. in its Upsized US$350 Million Initial Public Offering

Thought Leadership

Italy’s Simplification Decree Introduces Measures to Facilitate Company RecapitalizationAumenti di capitale e altre misure societarie nel Decreto SemplificazioniISDA Gearing up to Launch IBOR Fallbacks Protocol

Webcasts & Podcasts

Podcast – Tech M&A: How Has the Pandemic Changed the Market?Market Update: Validation of Federal Forum Selection Clause and the D&O Insurance MarketRaising Capital in Uncertain Times: A Closer Look at High-Yield Bonds and Leveraged Loans