If your company is planning to list or raise funds on a capital market or you are an adviser to a business in this area you will need legal advisers with technical and practical capital markets experience across a wide range of sectors, and the ability to work seamlessly with other professionals, both in the UK and overseas.
Our Quoted Companies team represents issuers, investment banks, investors and others on a broad range of equity and debt capital markets transactions. We have a particularly strong track record raising funds in the equity capital markets, including AIM, advising both mid-cap and smaller quoted companies and their sponsors.
Our lawyers handle the full range of transactions involving listed companies, including takeovers (whether by way of public takeover offer, scheme of arrangement or reverse takeover), mergers, acquisitions and disposals, as well as helping clients put in place innovative financing arrangements. We have advised on numerous complex cross-border transactions involving businesses and assets in the Americas, Africa, Russia, Eastern Europe, Australia, the Middle East, Far East and Asia.
Offering specialist and commercial advice, we operate across a spectrum of industry sectors, with particular expertise in technology, investment trusts and financial services generally, and natural resources.
The advice and support we offer doesn’t stop once a transaction has been completed. We are committed to ongoing relationships with all of our clients, offering ongoing strategic and practical advice as a company grows. Our corporate advisory work covers all the day-to-day issues affecting quoted companies, including advising on AGM and annual report related matters, while our corporate governance team handles a broad range of governance and compliance issues.
We are active supporters of the Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA) - the only organisation dedicated to representing the interests of quoted companies outside the FTSE 350. Our lawyers sit on a number of QCA technical committees, and work with the alliance to lobby the UK and European legislators on behalf of mid-cap and smaller companies.
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Bad AGMs (and how to avoid them): January 2020
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Charles Russell Speechlys advised AIM listed Prime People plc on its capital reduction and return of capital to shareholders
Charles Russell Speechlys advised AIM-listed client on a reduction of capital and the subsequent return of capital to shareholders.