White & Case is a leading global law firm with approximately 2,200 lawyers across 25 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.
We were ranked the No.1 Legal Adviser for ECM and Equity Linked Capital Markets in Russia, with a 57.8 percent share of the Russian ECM market in 2014 by Bloomberg. 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 – further solidifying the firm’s reputation for consistent high-quality advice. Highlight work includes Moscow Exchange follow-on, QIWI follow-on, Ruspetro capital and financial restructuring and Lenta IPO. These mandates have an aggregate value of more than US$2 billion. 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. We have also been ranked No.2 for EMEA equity and equity linked category (issuer and manager side) by Thomson Reuters.