IPOs

UK’s Largest Law Firm IPO – But Can It Enter The Lucrative US Litigation Market?

UK's Largest Law Firm IPO - But Can It Enter The Lucrative US Litigation Market? 1

Law firm DWF has been valued at the largest amount of any law firm in Britain’s law firm IPO history with a value of almost $US500m (£366m), the firm announced this week. The legal firm intends offering over 78 million shares to provide £95.2 million, according to a Financial Times report. DWF’s offering is the …

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Initial coin offerings – asking the right regulatory questions

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Clifford Chance – Initial coin offerings or ICOs are growing rapidly. Essentially a method of crowdfunding facilitated through blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies, ICOs are reported to have raised almost $1.3 billion globally from the start of 2017 despite being denounced by some commentators as Ponzi schemes. Companies and financial institutions are keen to explore the …

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Record-Setting, Cross Border IPO Index

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Baker & McKenzie – Companies raised $72.8 billion through cross border initial public offerings in 2014, more than doubling the amount from last year.  The amount raised is the highest since the financial crisis. Baker & McKenzie has released the 2014 year-end edition of its Cross-Border IPO Index, a semiannual scoring and analysis of cross-border …

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