Capital Markets and Securities

Capital Markets and Securities

Hunton & Williams is frequently ranked as one of the top law firms representing issuers and underwriters in the asset-backed securities, real estate capital markets and specialty finance sectors.*

Hunton & Williams LLP has a long history of representing issuers, investors and underwriters in a wide range of public and private offerings of equity and debt securities. We have a particular focus on the consumer products, energy, financial services and real estate industries. We have capital markets and securities lawyers practicing in each of our major domestic offices as well as in Europe and Asia.

We serve as capital markets and securities counsel to a wide variety of publicly traded companies. Our clients include middle-market companies as well as large public corporations. As such, we have assisted various clients in a large number of transactions. During the past five years, we have handled nearly 500 equity and debt transactions, aggregating approximately $200 billion.

We offer clients a fully integrated team of lawyers for cross-border transactions, including lawyers with local law knowledge in the United States, the UK, Hong Kong, Thailand and China. Our lawyers have extensive experience with listings on all major US exchanges, as well as flotations on the Official List of the London Stock Exchange, AIM, Euronext and other non-U.S. exchanges.

Our capital markets and securities practice is complemented by and integrated with other practice areas, including tax, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, project finance, transportation infrastructure and concessions, energy, employee benefits, real estate, environmental, competition and intellectual property. Our approach is guided by offering our clients not only technical knowledge, but also practical advice based on our experience.

We have extensive experience in the full range of capital markets and securities transactions, including the following:

  • Initial and follow-on public equity offerings
  • Rule 144A equity and debt offerings
  • Shelf registrations and takedowns
  • Investment grade and high-yield debt offerings
  • Equity-linked securities (including trust preferred securities, hybrid securities, equity units and convertible debt)
  • Tracking stock and spinoff transactions
  • Tender offers and consent solicitations
  • Public and project finance
  • Exchange offers
  • Private placements

*See Thomson Reuters, Global Capital Markets Review: Legal Advisors