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From obtaining or maintaining your listing to seeking or providing financing, you need advice you can rely on from seasoned lawyers who've been through the process and know how to make it work.

At Gowling WLG, we have vast experience in fundraising ventures and acting for capital markets participants, and take great pride in what we help our clients achieve.

Recognised as one of the most active and successful in equity raisings and stock exchange listings, we know that your business is unique - which is why we take the time to fully understand your objectives. We also know that cost control, increased predictability and risk avoidance are critical to your success.

That's why we apply a budget-conscious approach to your deals by implementing efficient fee arrangements, offering optimised rates and anticipating risks and costs to ensure you get the most value from your legal spend.

We also offer customised tools to support your success. This includes applying our innovative project management approach, Practical LPM™, to seamlessly manage the scope, costs, tasks and resources associated with your file to help keep your legal matter on track, on time and on budget.

Our services include strategic legal advice on:

  • Debt and equity transactions
  • Corporate finance transactions, including private placements, public offerings, bought deals, alternative financings and cross-border financings
  • Stock exchange listings, including dual-listings with foreign exchanges
  • Capital restructurings
  • Global deposit receipt (GDR) programmes
  • Due diligence
  • Representation before securities regulators and stock exchanges
  • Stakeholder activism

We counsel publicly traded and private companies, including their boards and special committees, investors, financial advisers, agents and underwriters. We provide advice on compliance with securities regulatory and stock exchange requirements. We will proactively inform you of emerging trends in disclosure obligations, corporate governance and directors' duties.

Our team also advises general partners, fund sponsors, fund investors, pension funds and other pools of capital on all aspects of the establishment and restructuring of investments into various types of funds.

We're particularly noted for our extensive international experience, having handled financing transactions on behalf of companies operating in numerous jurisdictions across Europe, CIS/Russia, Asia, the Americas, Africa and Australasia.

In working with Gowling WLG, you'll receive personalised service from leading capital markets professionals who have a genuine interest in your business and its success. Please get in touch with any member of our group to find out how we can help you.