Capital Markets

Expert securities lawyers

Major corporations and financial institutions look to King & Wood Mallesons to assist them with all aspects of domestic and international capital markets transactions. Whether it’s a cross-border or domestic initial public offering (IPO), a private placement or a rights issue of equity securities, a securitisation deal or a hybrid or bond issue, our top-ranked securities lawyers will guide you through the process.

With unrivalled depth in the Asian region – arguably, the most dynamic capital market in the world – we are uniquely positioned to help our regional clients to access global capital and our global clients to access capital in Asia.

We are a major player in capital markets, securing roles on many of the biggest and most innovative new issues that set the benchmark for future issues  Our team of pre-eminent practitioners is highly respected across all areas and we maintain our leading position in DCM, ECM, Securitisation and Hybrids by continuing to act on many “industry firsts”.

We also stay at the front of market regulation and work with clients to help them stay ahead of and prepare for changes in a way that delivers minimum distraction and maximum benefit to their business.

It is our ability to combine technical and commercial expertise with a depth of market connections that drives our leading reputation.

Integrated into our Greater China Securities offering is our Asia US Law Securities practice based in Beijing and Hong Kong. The team provides clients with advice in relation to Reg S only and Rule 144A offerings of high yield bonds, investment grade bonds involving different types of cross-border credit enhancement structures, liability management exercises such as consent solicitations and tender offers, as well as IPOs and follow on offerings on the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) and private placements, and other forms of equity offerings.

We cover the full range of securities law including

  • Equity capital markets
  • Debt capital markets
  • Hybrid securities
  • Securitisation
  • Listed company control transactions
  • Capital markets regulation.