White & Case is a leading global law firm with approximately 2,200 lawyers across 26 countries. Among the first US-based law firms to establish a truly global presence, White & Case founded its London office in 1971 and its Moscow office in 1991. Our capital markets team advises investment banks, issuers and shareholders on the full range of equity and equity-linked instruments, including IPOs, follow-on and secondary offerings, as well as convertible and exchangeable bonds. We advise on listings of shares and equity related securities on stock exchanges in Russia, as well as for Russian companies seeking international listings.
White & Case is ranked as the Number One legal advisor for capital markets transactions in the CIS region by Bloomberg (2013). Throughout the past year, the firm has continued to advise on the majority of the biggest, most complex, and newsworthy IPO and SPO deals for Russian companies, with an aggregate transactional value of more than US$6 billion – further solidifying the firm’s reputation for consistent high-quality advice. Highlight work includes representing the underwriters in connection with the IPOs of the Moscow Exchange and ALROSA, the latter being the largest privatisation transaction since 2006 and the largest public offering of local shares in Russia. The firm’s Moscow, London and New York capital markets teams regularly work together in a seamlessly integrated manner, to provide Russian, English and US law capabilities and comprehensively meet all the demands of complex international securities transactions.