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Going public is a pivotal moment, and one that will have been a long time in the planning. We have represented the leaders and shareholders of many household-name companies on IPOs and other public offerings, advising on everything from tax to governance.

With multinational teams across the world, we offer integrated securities advice on international capital markets. Our lawyers offer innovative solutions in a rapidly changing and increasingly complex regulatory and economic landscape.

We have acted for shareholders, in household-name companies, on IPOs and other public offerings. We can help with everything from corporate and personal tax planning, to concert party agreements and governance.

On offerings with a US element, we have extensive knowledge of Regulation S offshore offerings and exempt offerings into the US under Rule 144A.

We advised a public company in negotiation of a $150m convertible preferred stock private placement with a tender offer to follow at a value up to approximately $690m.

We also work closely with the London Stock Exchange helping international as well as UK clients raise funds and list on both AIM and the main market. For example, we handled the €50m AIM IPO for a Romanian property developer.

Our strong Italian presence means we have been involved in a number of the AIM listings involving Italian issuers, and advised in the consultation process led by Borsa Italia and the London Stock Exchange on the creation of AIM Italia.

We advised an Italian investment company on its two debt and equity investments in a AIM-listed gold producer. We also assisted a UK manufacturer with AIM placings and a US$10m loan facility and share placing relating to finance provided by TCA.

In Asia, our Singapore and Hong Kong offices are able to offer a wide range of services on the Singapore Stock Exchange and Hong Kong Stock Exchange from pre-IPO investments to listings and post-listing raising of capital involving debt, equity and hybrid instruments. Our head of Greater China commercial practice, Mabel Lui was on the Hong Kong team of counsel advising one of the first H shares issued by Chinese corporations with dual listing in Hong Kong and New York Stock Exchanges in 1993.

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M. Ridgway Barker

M. Ridgway Barker

Partner | Greenwich

M. Ridgway Barker

Partner | Greenwich

Corporate

Patricia M. Lee

Patricia M. Lee

Partner | New York

Patricia M. Lee

Partner | New York

Corporate

Sharon Whitehouse

Sharon Whitehouse

Partner | London

Sharon Whitehouse

Partner | London

Corporate

Mark Lynch

Mark Lynch

Partner | London

Mark Lynch

Partner | London

Corporate

Polly Chu

Polly Chu

Partner | Hong Kong

Polly Chu

Partner | Hong Kong

Corporate

Daniel Tang

Daniel Tang

Partner | Hong Kong

Daniel Tang

Partner | Hong Kong

Corporate

Leong Chuo Ming

Leong Chuo Ming

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Leong Chuo Ming

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Corporate

Sherlin Tung

Sherlin Tung

Partner | Hong Kong

Sherlin Tung

Partner | Hong Kong

Litigation and Arbitration

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