Charles is a Partner in the Corporate Team at CMS London, advising underwriters and issuers in the UK, the rest of Europe and worldwide in relation to securities offerings and other transactions, as well as regulatory and corporate governance matters.
Charles advises companies from major international corporations to start-ups and investment banks on transactions in the UK, the rest of Europe and worldwide, including initial public offerings, rights issues and secondary market offerings, share placings, acquisitions and disposals, demergers convertible bonds, global depositary receipts and stock exchange listings.
As a very experienced banking and finance lawyer, Philipp Melzer advises issuers, underwriters and existing shareholders on IPOs, capital increases and secondary offerings. His expertise is also often sought after in the context of bonds (esp. Green Bonds), debt issuance programmes and structured finance, such as asset-backed securities and derivatives. He heads the CMS debt capital markets (DCM) practice and together with Andreas Zanner, he also heads the CMS equity capital markets (ECM) practice in Frankfurt and is a regular speaker on topics regarding ESG compliance and capital market law.
Alasdair Steele Partner Head of Equity Capital Markets
Alasdair is a Partner in our Corporate Team at CMS London and Head of Equity Capital Markets. He specialises in UK and cross-border corporate finance, including public and private M&A, strategic investments and primary and secondary equity issues, as well as regularly advising on infrastructure consortia and corporate joint venture arrangements. He regularly advises quoted companies and financial intermediaries on the UKLA Listing Rules and Disclosure Rules, the Prospectus Rules, the AIM Rules, the Takeover Code and general company law. Alasdair has a particular focus on the Infrastructure and Technology sectors and regularly visits clients, investors and advisers in China and India.
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