Equity Capital Markets

We have established ourselves as an international leader for equities work and we regularly hold tier one positions in legal directories such as Chambers and Legal 500.  

Our legal expertise covers international and domestic offerings, corporate governance and compliance and covers the full range of equity and equity–related transactions, including IPOs, secondary offerings, block trades, rights issues and convertible and exchangeable bonds.  Linklaters’ global equity capital markets team also draws as required on the expertise of the firm’s market-leading banking, commercial, competition, corporate, employment, environment and tax specialists. 

Linklaters’ equity capital markets lawyers have a depth of domestic market experience in each of the jurisdictions in which they practice and a long history of working alongside US international capital markets lawyers in closely integrated teams.  Our international team of over 200 U.S. qualified lawyers, located in New York, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and six other offices worldwide, distinguishes itself by the reputation of its practitioners, its integration in each of the domestic markets in which it operates and by the depth of local knowledge and experience of its lawyers. 

Representative equity capital markets transactions include:

United Kingdom

  • Metro Bank
  • CYBG plc
  • Countryside
  • Standard Chartered
  • Royal Mail plc
  • Saga plc
  • Al Noor Hospitals Group plc


  • Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group (Italy)
  • Ontex Group NV, bpost SA/NV (Belgian national postal operator)  (Belgium)
  • Steinhoff, Convesto AG (Germany)
  • Saeta Yield, Merlin Properties (Spain)
  • GrandVision, Flow Traders (Netherlands)
  • Emaar Malls (Middle East)
  • XXL ASA, GET (Norway)
  • Espírito Santo Saúde, SGPS, S.A., CTT-Correios de Portugal, S.A (Portugal)
  • Moscow Exchange MICEX-RTS (Russia)
  • Seplat Petroleum Development Company plc, Glencore Xstrata plc, Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited (Africa)
  • Emlak Konut Gayrimenkul Yatirim Ortakligi A.S. (Turkey)
  • Julius Baer Group Ltd, DKSH Holding AG (Switzerland)


  • Cheung Kong Property Holdings
  • Chia Tai Enterprises Intl


  • Abengoa