The lawyers who listed Electrica top IPO league tables

Date: 03/17/2016

2015 was a very strong year for Allen & Overy’s international ECM practice. Being involved in the largest IPOs on the market both on issuers’ side and on investment banks’ side secured Allen & Overy a well-deserved top position (by deal value) in the league tables.

Just as an example, Allen & Overy’s lawyers advised on Worldpay’s GBP2.48 billion IPO and the Dutch government’s EUR3.3 billion IPO of ABN Amro.

James Roe, Partner in the ECM department of the London office declared: “Our ECM team’s success was due to the breadth and depth of our ECM practice and our ability to offer a seamless, market-leading cross-border expertise, coupled with our strong U.S. law capability. We advised on many of the larger and more complex EMEA ECM transactions in 2015. This is a recognition of the strength of our practice and proof that clients are entrusting Allen & Overy to advise them on many of the most high profile and complex IPOs.” James Roe and Cameron Half, Counsel, who splits his time between Allen & Overy’s London and Moscow offices, are dedicated to capital markets projects in the region and have a vast experience in IPOs in various jurisdictions, including the dual listing of Electrica in 2014.

In Romania Allen & Overy is present through the exclusive association with the local law firm RTPR (Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu) since 2008.

“We are proud of our Allen & Overy colleagues’ accomplishments. An important part of this huge success is due to the excellent cross-border collaboration between Allen & Overy offices across Europe. We would like more similar projects in Romania as well. There is a lot of cash in the market and specialists bet on a year with many shares and bonds issuances, so we are keen to see such transactions in Romania. We successfully represented Electrica, as issuer, in the largest IPO on the market and we would like to see that similar privatisation projects continue to be undertaken, especially as we benefit from the support of the elite team working on the largest transactions on the top European financial markets.” said Loredana Chitu (Boeru), Counsel at RTPR Allen & Overy, who is specialised in capital markets.

RTPR Allen & Overy has 42 lawyers and its main areas of activity are: financing, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, insolvency and restructuring, competition, labour law, intellectual property law, litigation and arbitration, and providing advice across a range of business sectors including energy, telecommunications, finance, real estate and the pharmaceutical industry.

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