Our capital markets practice focuses on providing legal advice to governmental, corporate and investment banking clients. Skadden advises on a variety of capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, rights offerings, high-yield financings, offerings of regulatory capital and other hybrid securities, and other global equity and debt offerings. We advise clients in nearly every country in the greater European region, in the CIS (with a particular focus on Russia), in the Middle East and in Africa, providing transactional and compliance advice in connection with securities offerings under the European Prospectus Directive and U.S. Rule 144A and Regulation S, and listings on the major European and U.S. stock exchanges. Our sector focus is broad and includes: technology, pharmaceuticals, defence, energy, mining, telecommunications, retail and financial services, among others. Our team received recognition in the Financial Times 2015 “Innovative Lawyers” report, where we are commended in particular for innovative work advising Greenhill and Cenkos Securities on the AA’s Accelerated IPO, the largest IPO in the U.K. in 2014.