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            Equity Capital Markets

            We monitor the constantly evolving, broad range of changes to best practice and regulation in the public markets, helping you to gain insight and access to those with influence in your market.

            We offer one of the leading specialist equity capital market legal teams based in the UK and operating globally. Offering market-leading expertise across IPOs, fundraisings, takeovers, M&A and private equity transactions involving public companies, as well as specialist advice in corporate governance and securities regulation, we have a distinctly approachable style.

            In all areas of our work, we’re known for our extensive experience of ECM transactions (including as a regular adviser to investment banks on ECM transactions). Our ability to anticipate the key issues that are important – both to you and an investment bank – sets us apart. Project management, grounded in experience, is an integral part of the way we drive each deal to ensure timelines and budgets are adhered to.

            Whether maintaining good relations with market participants, regulators and industry bodies, adding value by introducing our clients to other advisers (such as investment banks, financial advisers and accounting firms) and benchmarking and negotiating their terms of engagement, or simply getting on with managing your transaction, our approach is complete, energetic, decisive and clear.

            Private equity exits via IPOs in 2017

            In this latest report, the corporate experts at DWF analyse the key deal terms of private equity exits across both the London Main Market and AIM in 2017. 

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            Press Release

            Boris Johnson's speech: What's next for State Aid and Competition?

            03 February 2020

            Jonathan Branton, Head of EU/Competition at DWF, comments on the issues regarding State Aid and Competition following Boris Johnson's speech this morning on EU negotiations: 

            Matthew Doughty

            • Group Chief Operating Officer

            Frank Shephard

            • Partner // National Head of Corporate

            Mark Gibson

            • Partner // Head of Corporate (Birmingham)

            Paul Pignatelli

            • Partner // Executive Partner Glasgow

            Paul Rimmer

            • Partner // Head of Corporate (Liverpool)

            Wayne Lawrence

            • Partner // Executive Partner (Edinburgh)

            Ken Rutherford

            • Partner // Executive Partner (Belfast)
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