Initial Public Offerings 2020

Initial Public Offerings 2020

Pages: 92

ISBN: 978-1-83862-141-4

  • £300.00

Initial Public Offerings provides a comprehensive overview of the law and regulations affecting IPO markets in 14 jurisdictions worldwide.

Topics include: the size, issuers and exchanges of IPO markets; rulemaking and enforcing bodies; investor information requirements; restrictions on publicity and marketing; sanctions for breach of rules; timetables, costs and fees; anti-takeover devices; considerations and requirements for foreign issuers; relevant tax issues and investor claims.

Published in August 2019, this edition features the following chapters:

Editorial chapters

  • Global Overview
    • Joshua Ford Bonnie and Kevin P Kennedy, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP


  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Joshua Ford Bonnie, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Joshua Ford Bonnie is one of the preeminent IPO lawyers in the United States and regularly counsels public companies on general corporate and securities law matters.

Josh has extensive experience with complex IPOs, including those employing UP-C and other multiple-tier umbrella partnership structures and has advised a significant number of companies on their initial public offerings, including Hilton Worldwide (the largest IPO in history by a hospitality company and the second largest US IPO of 2013), The Carlyle Group, Blackstone (the largest US IPO of 2007) and MasterCard Incorporated (the largest US IPO of 2006).

Josh has also advised on significant strategic transactions, including:

  • Ingersoll Rand on its 2013 spin-off of its commercial and residential security businesses and 2009 reorganisation incorporating its parent company in Ireland;
  • The Carlyle Group on the 2010 and 2007 investments in that firm by Mubadala Development Company, the Abu Dhabi-based strategic development and investment company;
  • Blackstone on its announced plan to spin off of its financial advisory businesses and on its 2007 sale of US$3 billion of non-voting common units to a sovereign wealth fund established by the People’s Republic of China.

Josh has been featured in The American Lawyer’s ‘Dealmakers of the Year’ and is recognised as one of the leading capital markets practitioners in the United States by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Legal 500 and PLC Which Lawyer?

Kevin P Kennedy, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Possessing what clients have described as ‘great depth of experience in all facets of capital markets’, Kevin Kennedy focuses on securities and corporate governance matters. A partner in Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s Palo Alto office, he has served as primary outside counsel for a range of companies. He has also represented issuers and underwriters on a variety of securities transactions, especially IPOs.

Highlights of his experience include representing the underwriters in Tesla Motors’ IPO, the first IPO by a US auto manufacturer since 1956 and in Apple’s $17 billion bond offering — then the largest corporate debt offering ever. Kevin has also advised the underwriters in IPOs for Vince, eBay, lululemon athletica, Vivint Solar, Fox Factory, Demand Media, Ceres, Nu Skin Enterprises, Bare Escentuals and Limelight Networks.

Kevin has been cited as a leading lawyer in a number of practice area directories including Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America and Who’s Who Legal: California. In 2011, the Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal named Kevin as one of California’s Top 100 Leading Lawyers, and in 2013 he was named Lawyer of the Week by the Financial Times. In addition, Kevin has spoken on securities matters at the Annual Institute on Securities Laws, sponsored by the Practicing Law Institute, and has published numerous articles on securities, corporate governance matters and initial public offerings.

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