Shearman & Sterling attorneys have contributed to the 2020 edition of Global Legal Insights – Initial Public Offerings. The Initial Public Offerings book provides general counsels, investment bankers, lawyers, business professionals, the investing community and other advisers and interested parties with a detailed overview of the key steps, legal issues and market practices involved in the initial public offering process by examining practices in 21 jurisdictions around the world, with two general chapters focusing on the United States.
Each chapter follows a similar structure: introduction of the IPO market in the relevant jurisdiction; description of the IPO process and key parties; discussion of the relevant regulators and key regulations; public company responsibilities; and potential risks, liabilities and pitfalls.
Partners Ilir Mujalovic and Harald Huber were the lead contributing editors of the publication and authored the general chapter "Going public in the USA: An overview of the framework and capital markets process for IPOs" with associate Ana Aur.
Partner Pawel Szaja and counsel Michael Scargill authored the chapter on the United Kingdom and partner Herve Letreguilly and counsel Severine de La Courtie authored the chapter on France.