Securities / Corporate Transactions

Louis Lehot regularly represents US and non-US registrants before the SEC, FINRA, NYSE and NASDAQ. He has deep and broad experience in public offerings and private placements of equity, equity-linked and debt securities, as well as corporate governance and securities law compliance matters.

Clients have praised him for his efficacious and caring representation:

  • Louis Lehot is results-oriented and an excellent communicator.”
  • “He inspires trust and then he delivers.”
  • “I have found Louis Lehot to be professional and supremely organized as well as friendly and personable.”

Always in his clients’ corner, Louis Lehot, over the years and of late, has represented some of the most innovative companies in the world:

Representation of Publicly Traded Companies

  • STMicroelectronics NV (NYSE: STM), Technip, Rhodia, Orange and several more
  • Dasan Zhone Solutions (NASDAQ: DZSI)
  • Hanwha Q Cells (NASDAQ: QCELLS)
  • CHC Helicopter (NYSE: HELI)
  • Seagate Technology (NASDAQ: STX)
  • CSR plc (NASDAQ: CSR), sold to Qualcomm
  • SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRF), sold to CSR plc
  • Avnet, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVT)

Capital Markets Transactions

  • Multiple capital markets transactions for CBRE
  • Represented CHC Group Ltd. in its IPO and convertible preferred equity private placement
  • In a de-SPAC’ing transaction, represented and founders in combination with Sharecare and Falcon Capital Acquisition Corp.
  • Representation of LegalZoom in its attempted IPO
  • Represented OpenTable in its follow-on offering
  • Represented RealD in its IPO and follow-on offering
  • In AMIS Holdings’ public offering, represented the underwriters
  • In Heckmann Corporation’s SPAC IPO and financial advisors in its subsequent de-SPAC transaction, represented the underwriters
  • Represented the underwriters, Micron
  • Representation of SoftBank as the selling holder in 10x Genomics’ IPO
  • In Guardant Health’s IPO and follow-on offerings, represented SoftBank as the selling holder
  • Representation of SoftBank as the selling holder in Slack’s direct listing

Investment Grade and High Yield Bond Offerings and Convertible Notes

  • Private placements of convertible bonds – represented GLG Partners
  • Convertible bond offering and call spread transactions – represented Lawson Software
  • Public offerings of convertible bonds – represented Micron Technology
  • The underwriters in convertible bond and call spread transactions with SanDisk
  • The underwriters in POSCO’s offering of exchangeable bonds
  • Oversaw multiple capital markets transactions for ordinary shares, high yield bonds, convertible bonds, exchangeable bonds, and other instruments, as well as in public reporting and SEC compliance for Northrop Grumman, France Telecom, Orange, STMicroelectronics, Rhodia, ALSTOM and Dassault Systemes SA