Firm Profile

Orrick lawyers have represented clients in raising capital through the public markets for more than 70 years. We advise public and private companies throughout the world on all aspects of their businesses at every stage of their development and growth. From blue-chip companies to technology-driven start-ups, we have extensive experience serving as corporate counsel to guide clients through the many challenges that arise during the different stages of the life of a company, including critical and innovative financing strategies. We partner with our clients to access capital markets worldwide, crafting financing solutions to serve their strategic objectives.

Industry Recognition

Today, we are one of the leading law firms advising companies in their securities transactions. Orrick’s capital markets practice has been recognized by Chambers as a leader in California, IFLR1000 as a leader in Hong Kong and France, Legal 500 as a leader in China, France, Germany, Hong Kong and Italy, and PLC Which Lawyer? as a leader in France, Japan and the USA. Also, Thomson Reuters has ranked Orrick among the top five firms representing issuers in U.S. debt, equity and equity-related transactions in terms of proceeds raised for these companies.

A Strong History of Deep Experience

Since 2005, we have advised issuers and underwriters in debt, equity and equity-related transactions totaling more than $80 billion in proceeds. Our broad experience enables us to advise our clients in virtually every type of financing as they seek capital to operate and expand their businesses. Our international scope enables us to advise issuers and underwriters worldwide in their securities transactions, including:

Public Offerings

  • Investment Grade
  • Medium-Term Notes
  • Convertible Notes
  • Global Notes
  • High-Yield Notes
  • Exchange Offers

Public Equity Offerings

  • Initial Public Offerings
  • Follow-on Offerings
  • Shelf Registrations
  • Rights Offerings

Other Securities Transactions

  • Private Placements
  • Rule 144A/Regulation S Offerings
  • PIPE Transactions


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