We are delighted to present to you the second edition of the CMS Guide to Equity Markets in Europe drafted by our ECM experts from across our International Capital Markets Group. Our International Capital Markets Group comprises more than 100 lawyers across our offices in 29 jurisdictions with a total of 54 offices in Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe and beyond. We regularly advise investment banks, financial institutions, corporate issuers and government bodies on equity fundraisings, debt capital markets and structured products in respect of both domestic and international transactions. We deliver top-quality service and value.
Our International Capital Markets team regularly works and trains together across our practice and sector groups. By combining our international capital markets and US securities expertise with the national market understanding of our locally based experts, we are able to work as a cohesive and efficient team. CMS has a substantial and active capital markets offering, handling transactions ranging from IPOs, secondary offerings and private placements to mergers and acquisitions of quoted companies. Our broad client base and sector expertise ensure our advice is always delivered in the appropriate commercial context.
The CMS Guide to Equity Markets in Europe was originally published in 2007 and is intended to help market participants decide which market is best suited to a particular issuer of equity securities. In this second edition, the equity markets in Budapest, Moscow, Prague, Vienna and Warsaw have been added, along with a section providing an overview of relevant US securities laws for European offerings.