b'Areas of focusWe help our clients accomplish their capital raising andDebt Offerings & 144A/Reg S Offeringsliability management goals amidst rapidly changing marketsWe are one of the preeminent firms advising on investment and continually evolving regulation. We are ranked as oneand high grade debt issuances. We advise in connection with of the most active securities and structured finance firmscontinuous offering programs, such as medium-term note globally and we are a regular presence on financial institutionprograms, bank note programs and commercial paper programs. approved lists. We are one of the few international law firmsWe work with financial institutions and other companies with particular experience in financial services, as well asaround the world on cross-border global offerings by foreign outstanding capabilities in capital markets across all of ourissuers. We also regularly advise issuers and underwriters on offices. Clients tell us that they value our business-mindedofferings of securities that qualify as Tier 1 capital, convertible approach, our global footprint and our agility in devisingdebt offerings, high yield offerings and 144A offerings. Clients financing strategies and approaches that meet their objectives. told Chambers Asia-Pacific that we are very professional and diligent, a real delight to work with. They are on the cutting Whether you choose to finance on balance sheet or off, byedge of what they do in the DCM field.accessing the private or public markets, or to hedge or mitigate your companys risks, we can help.[MayerBrown] has high capabilities Covered Bonds indebt capital markets and equity We are the leader in covered bond offerings in the Unitedcapital markets.States. Given the firms leading securitization and mortgageIFLR1000 USmarket experience, it is not surprising that we count among our lawyers recognized covered bond practitioners. Our knowledge of bank regulatory issues, financial institutions and financing techniques makes us the first call for coveredDerivatives & Structured Productsbond issuances. We have a history of innovation in the area with our lawyers having advised on the first covered bondWe are one of the only firms with a leading derivatives and offerings by US depository institutions, the first 144A coveredstructured products practice in the US, UK, Germany and bond offerings in the United States by non-US banks and theHong Kong. Clients turn to us to address regulatory reform first SEC-registered covered bond offerings. Our experiencematters, assist with compliance requirements and help in the US is enhanced by the work of our Frankfurt office,execute their most complex and highly structured derivatives which advises large financial institutions in connectiontransactions. Our ability to provide cross-border advice has with domestic issuances of pfandbriefe. In addition, we haveproven essential to meeting client needs. Many of the largest extensive experience with Turkish covered bonds, havingfinancial institutions seek us out precisely as a result of advised on the establishment of the first internationalour integrated, cross-border approach. GlobalCapital writes (non-Turkish Lira) covered bond program in Turkey andabout our practice, [b]e it giving advice on the cross-border subsequent issuances. implications of post-crisis regulation or advising on the execution of an esoteric trade, the firm has built a business that can deal with a range of cross-border complexities for both US and non-US clients. GlobalCapital has recognized us The team has true experts in thetwo years in a row as the Americas Law Firm of the Year and capital markets space. It covers arecently as the Global Law Firm of the Year for derivatives. broad range of productsincludingOur practice is broad-basedwe cover equity derivatives, covered bonds, which involves ainterest rates, credit, F/X, etc. We are able to advise our financial institutions dealer side clients with comprehensive advice on special set of complexitiesand istransactional and regulatory matters working closely with our highly regarded financial services regulatory colleagues. efficient, thorough and dedicated.We have the depth of legal and technical knowledge to take The Legal 500 UK on challenging matters of first impression for the industry. We also represent major financial institutions and proprietary trading firms, traders and brokers, subject to investigations and enforcement actions by the government and SROs.Mayer Brown | Capital Markets'