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Equity Capital Markets lawyers

Navigating the world of equity capital markets can be complex. Whether you are looking to take your company public, raise capital or simply keep up with the maze of rules and regulations inherent with running a listed company, our highly experienced experts can help you. Our Equity Capital Markets team brings years of experience to support our issuer, investor and adviser clients in all aspects of Equity Capital Markets work across a broad range of sectors including financial services, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, insurance, healthcare & life sciences, real estate, hotels & leisure and technology, media & telecommunications.

The team has a strong track record of acting on numerous IPOs in the UK and overseas, (including Rule 144A offerings in the US), secondary fundraisings, bond issues and public takeovers, as well as advising listed companies generally on their day-to-day activities, such as complying with the Listing Rules, AIM Rules, Disclosure Rules, MAR and Takeover Code, corporate governance matters and employee incentive plans.

Our listed company clients come from around the world, including the UK, US, Europe, India and China, and operate in a broad range of sectors. On the institutional side, we advise a range of sponsors and nomads, as well as brokers and financial advisers.

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Bill Carr
Part­ner
Head of India Desk
United Kingdom, London
Bill Carr is a partner in our Corporate team. His main focus is on infrastructure, projects and corporate real estate transactions. Bill is an active member of the CMS Corporate group and regularly advises...
James Parkes
James Parkes
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
James Parkes is a partner in the Corporate Team. He advises clients across a number of industry sectors on a wide range of transactions, including domestic and international mergers and acquisitions (both...
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Cathy Pitt
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Cathy Pitt is a partner in our Corporate department. Cathy’s practice is focussed on the investment management sector and encompasses fund structuring and fundraisings for domestic and international...
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Kenneth Rose
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Kenny Rose is a partner in the Corporate group with over 25 years' experience as a corporate lawyer.He specialises in M&A and corporate finance projects. He has a particularly strong track record and...
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Charles Currier
Part­ner
Co-head of Corporate, UK
United Kingdom, London
Charles is the Co-head of Corporate at CMS UK. For nearly 20 years he has advised utilities, generators, developers, funds and other financial investors on transactions in the energy and infrastructure...
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Gary Green
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Gary Green is a partner in the Corporate Team at CMS London. He has extensive experience of a wide range of corporate law matters including corporate finance, domestic and cross-border M&A, restructurings...
David Roberts
David Roberts
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
David is a corporate specialist with 25 years' experience advising on public and private M&A, private equity, joint venture and IPO transactions. His practice focuses on clients across a range of sectors...
Jack Shepherd
Jack Shepherd
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Jack Shepherd is a partner in the Corporate Team at CMS London. He specialises in advising corporate clients and investment banks on equity capital markets transactions and cross-border public and private...
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Gordon Anton
Part­ner
(Qualified in E&W and the Republic of Ireland)
United Kingdom, London
Gordon is a Partner in CMS’ Corporate Group specialising in public takeovers and mergers, private acquisitions and disposals, equity capital markets transactions and joint ventures. Gordon also regularly...
Anthony Waller
Anthony Waller
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Anthony Waller is a partner in the Corporate/M&A Team at CMS London. Anthony deals with all aspects of corporate work, including private company and business acquisitions and disposals, public takeovers,...