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Mike Bienenfeld

Corporate and Capital Markets Partner, London

“I am a U.S. lawyer specialising in equity and debt capital markets and cross-border M&A. With 20 years of experience in the London market, covering deals for corporates, investment banks and governments across Europe, South Africa and India, I am able to combine my long-standing expertise in the U.S. federal securities laws with extensive knowledge of these markets.”

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Based in the firm’s London office, Mike is a U.S. partner with over 20 years of experience advising on equity and debt capital markets, cross-border M&A and SEC compliance. He has advised on transactions for some of the world’s largest companies, including transformational M&A and IPOs on the London, New York, Amsterdam, Dublin, Johannesburg, Stockholm, Brussels and Ljubljana stock exchanges, as well as secondary offerings, rights issues and debt capital markets transactions.

Mike spent a year on secondment to Vodafone Group Plc, where he advised the treasury team on all their corporate finance matters and their co-sec team on matters of risk and corporate governance. Mike also spent a year in the firm’s São Paulo office, where he worked on a range of debt capital markets transactions.

Work highlights

Mike’s experience includes advising:

  • on the €130 billion spinoff and listing by Naspers of its internet business on Euronext Amsterdam, the largest European listing of 2019
  • Allied Irish Banks on their €3.4bn IPO on the London and Dublin Stock Exchanges, and on the establishment of their US$10bn US MTN Program
  • Com Hem on their US$3.2bn SEC registered merger with Tele2
  • on the IPOs of Steinhoff Africa Retail and Libstar and their listings on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange
  • Brookfield on their £2.6bn acquisition of Canary Wharf
  • Capita on their £700mn right issue and Kier on their £264mn rights issue
  • Vodafone on all of their SEC registered US public bond offerings
  • ArcelorMittal on the €3.2bn spin-off and listing of its stainless steel business on the Luxembourg, Paris and Amsterdam Stock Exchanges
  • RBS on its €71bn acquisition of ABN AMRO, its £12bn rights offer and its subsequent recapitalisation by the UK Government

Professional experience

Mike is a trustee of “Validity”, an international human rights organisation supporting people with mental health issues.

Education and qualifications

Mike completed his B.A. at Dartmouth College and J.D. at Columbia Law School.