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Chadbourne’s Capital Markets Group advises clients on some of the most innovative and complex securities transactions in the United States and around the world. Our integrated global team of capital markets lawyers, based in 10 offices around the world, advises issuers, underwriters, placement agents and initial purchasers in public and private US and global offerings of securities, including SEC registered offerings of equity and debt, as well as Rule 144A and Regulation D private placements and Regulation S offerings exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933.

These transactions range from initial public offerings to registered shelf offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities by Fortune 500 companies. These offerings encompass offerings of debt securities (including convertible debt, high-yield debt, medium-term notes and tax-exempt securities), common and preferred stock, warrants, and securities issued in connection with asset securitization transactions. We also represent issuers in the establishment of commercial paper programs and employee stock option and other equity compensation plans.

We work closely with our finance, project finance and tax groups on many noteworthy bond offerings relating to projects, including private activity bonds and tax-exempt municipal securities sold in connection with the infrastructure development projects in the US, as well as asset-backed securitizations. In addition, we have extensive securities law expertise in connection with merger and acquisition transactions, spin-offs, tender offers, exchange offers and proxy and consent solicitations.

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The Second Circuit has answered the question that many issuers, indenture trustees and noteholders have struggled with over the last couple of years—what actions (in connection...
On October 26, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) proposed to amend the proxy rules to require parties in contested elections of directors to use universal proxy...
New Item 16 of Form 10-K The SEC recently adopted an amendment to the annual report on Form 10-K to add new Item 16, which provides that a registrant may, at its option, include...
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