As a team we have many years of experience and an excellent track record in dealing with IPOs from the boom of 1999 through to the continuing wave a decade later on the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, London Stock Exchange, Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Cayman Stock Exchange, Luxembourg Stock Exchange and The International Stock Exchange.
Ogier fields a team of experienced partners in each jurisdiction whose combined experience provides deep understanding of the local laws and documentary requirements – BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey, Luxembourg – enabling us to work seamlessly with onshore advisers dealing with the public markets.
We have an extensive bank of knowledge to draw from gained from years of advising a significant percentage of major listings - particularly of BVI SPACs which continue to be highly attractive for raising capital – and continuing to secondary issues, including rights issues, open offers and placings. We also have a strong track record of assisting private equity houses exiting portfolio companies by way of high profile listings.
Advice and documentation
We work with onshore counsel in relation to the preparation of all legal documentation required for listing, including advising on all local law considerations applicable to the listing of the listing entity on the relevant stock exchange, and on-going local law legal advice to the listing entity. We also advise advise lead managers, issuers, sponsors, underwriters, and selling and acquiring shareholders.
Working with regulators and registry
Where applicable liaising with local regulators in connection with any local regulatory consents required for the listing, as well as facilitating all local registry filings.
Every time zone
With offices in the Caribbean, Channel Islands, Europe and Asia we can provide legal advice in the time zone and language most appropriate for clients and other advisers/service providers.