Bruce Perce is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office whose practice focuses on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and general corporate matters. Bruce regularly represents US and foreign issuers, underwriters and investors in connection with a broad range of capital markets transactions, including public and private offerings of equity, investment grade and high-yield debt and other types of securities. Bruce is listed in the 2010 edition of The International Who’s Who of Capital Markets Lawyers. Bruce also represents clients in connection with the formation and financing of startups.
Bruce represents publicly and privately held companies in connection with other significant transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, tender offers, exchange offers, consent solicitations, liability management transactions, proxy contests, joint ventures, spin-offs, restructurings and recapitalizations. Bruce has extensive experience counseling clients on the application of corporate law and SEC regulations to corporate transactions, including the SEC’s tender offer, proxy and going private rules.
He also advises companies, directors, board committees and management on corporate governance and SEC reporting and compliance matters, compliance with stock exchange listing requirements, and defensive measures. Bruce served as interim general counsel of CBOT Holdings, the holding company for the Chicago Board of Trade, following its IPO and continued to represent CBOT Holdings in connection with its merger with CME Group and the settlement of a longstanding exercise right dispute with the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
Bruce represents clients from a variety of industries, including financial services, exchanges and trading, telecommunications, manufacturing and life sciences.