K&L Gates’ Debt Capital Markets practice group includes lawyers in offices across the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East who represent issuers, investment banks, investors, servicers, trustees, rating agencies, and other participants in an array of capital markets transactions.

Our experience includes:

  • Investment grade and high-yield corporate debt securities offerings;
  • Sovereign bond issuances;
  • Securitization and structured finance transactions;
  • Hybrid securities;
  • Funded and unfunded structured credit products;
  • Medium term note and commercial paper programs;
  • Liability management transactions; and
  • Municipal bond offerings.

In conjunction with the firm’s Equity Capital Markets practice group, we offer the full scope of services in all matters related to securities law. We also focus on other regulatory developments that affect debt capital markets, including swap regulatory developments under the Dodd-Frank Act and OTC derivatives regulation under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation.

As part of the largest fully integrated network of law offices and law partners of any global law firm, we draw regularly upon the comprehensive resources of the firm to address the full scope of related regulatory, legal, and other issues that arise in complex finance transactions across industries, jurisdictions, and capital markets. We work closely with lawyers in our Equity Capital Markets, Banking and Asset Finance, Islamic Finance, Restructuring & Insolvency, Financial Services, and Litigation and Dispute Resolution practices. Our clients benefit from our collaboration across borders, disciplines, and markets to provide the best possible advice efficiently and seamlessly.

Several of our lawyers around the world have been recognized as leading practitioners in their respective specialties. In the United States, the U.S. News - Best Lawyers® 2018 survey ranked K&L Gates as a national first-tier law firm in the areas of Derivatives and Futures Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation; and Securitization and Structured Finance Law.