Composed of US practitioners with extensive experience in the international capital markets, the US Securities Law Group has become an integral part of our Corporate M&A and ECM practice, assisting in transactions involving private placements of securities inside and outside the United States, advising our investment banking and corporate clients on a variety of US federal regulatory matters, and providing support to other groups within the firm, including Investment Funds and the Financial Services and Markets Group.
The US Securities Law Group specialises in cross-border corporate finance transactions, providing US federal securities law advice in connection with US private securities offerings and other securities offerings that implicate matters of US federal law. It also advises the Firm's investment bank and financial advisory firms on regulations affecting the activities of broker-dealers in the United States.
Dan McNamee joined the Group from Freshfields, where he had been practicing since 2006: Dan became partner in Travers Smith in July 2016, and has extensive experience in capital markets transactions throughout Europe, Russia, China, India and Africa, including several high-profile fundraisings in the financial institutions sector. Senior Counsel Brent Sanders joined the Group in November 2014 from Freshfields, where he had been practicing since 2008: Brent also has broad capital markets experience in Europe, CIS and MENA countries. Associate Kristen Roth joined in September 2020 from Baker McKenzie, where she had been practicing since 2018 at the Madrid and then London office.