We represent clients in initial public (IPO) and private equity and debt offerings and high-yield debt offerings and rated securities. We also represent clients in securities regulation and compliance issues arising under U.S. law and the rules of the various US stock exchanges, including registration, stock exchange listings, periodic filings, proxy statements, securities arbitrations and investigations.
Our lawyers enjoy close working arrangements with the senior staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Nasdaq Stock Market, the New York Stock Exchange, and the OTC Bulletin Board, and are well positioned to help our clients achieve their capital formation, corporate governance and regulatory objectives.
In the past five years, attorneys in Schiff Hardin’s Securities Registration and Regulation Practice Group have advised clients, either as the issuer's or underwriter's/placement agent's counsel, in various engagements ranging from:
- IPOs (and secondary offerings) to private placements
- reverse mergers
- special committee investigations
- class action and regulatory defense
- independent director representation
- going private transactions
- going quiet transactions
Schiff Hardin’s corporate attorneys handle cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, minority investments, secured and unsecured loan agreements, joint ventures, infrastructure projects, and Greenfields projects.
In addition to our mergers & acquisitions and investment experience, our international business attorneys handle technology transfers and licensing, complex financing, contracts and distributorships, and commercial agreements for companies of various sizes.
Our attorneys represent Chinese clients in customs, immigration, export control, economic sanction, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, CFIUS, dumping and countervailing duty, and other international trade matters before the trade courts, international organizations, and U.S. departments of commerce, treasury, homeland security, state, and defense.
We help Chinese companies develop and implement protection and enforcement strategies for their intellectual property, including in the areas of patent, trademark, trade name, domain name, service mark, trade dress, and copyright.
Schiff Hardin represents global corporations and insurers in complex commercial litigation matters. We are frequently called upon to handle special committee investigations, securities class actions, director derivative suits, and SEC enforcement matters on behalf of Chinese clients.
Schiff Hardin handles mass tort, product liability, and construction cases on behalf of clients based all over the world and has extensive experience in pursuing subrogation and recovery claims arising from losses in Asia and/or involving Asian companies.