JustinLau

Associate

London + 44.20.7039.5184

Justin Lau practices corporate finance law, with a particular focus on equity and debt securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions. He advises a wide range of public and private corporations, financial institutions, and private equity funds on corporate, commercial, and finance matters, including initial public offerings, secondary fund raisings, investment-grade and high yield debt offerings, block trades, and cross-border acquisitions, disposals, and corporate reorganizations.

The clients that Justin has recently advised include Trafigura, WIND Hellas, Koch Industries, Goldman Sachs International, Pepper Group, Lincoln Electric, Loungers, Lion Capital, Omnicom Group, TransDigm Group, Delancey, APG, GCA Altium, Berenberg Bank, Cantor Fitzgerald, Cenkos Securities, Liberum Capital, and Wilmington Trust.

Justin's recent transactions include advising: Trafigura on numerous debt securities offerings and private placements, including the issue of notes under its euro medium-term note (EMTN) programme, and of perpetual securities, in connection with the acquisition and restructuring of the Nyrstar group; WIND Hellas on its issue of high yield bonds on the International Stock Exchange; Loungers on its initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange; DV4 (advised by Delancey) and APG on the acquisition of the Earls Court site from Capco; Pepper Group on the disposal of its European loan servicing business to the Link Group; and GCA Altium and Berenberg Bank on Team17 Group's initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange.

Experience

  • OUTFRONT Media completes $400 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day advised OUTFRONT Media Inc., one of the largest providers of advertising space on out-of-home advertising structures and sites in the United States and Canada, in connection with the issuance by two of its wholly-owned subsidiaries of $400 million in aggregate principal amount of 6.250% Senior Notes due 2025 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • Underwriters complete €2.0 billion public bond offering by PepsiCoJones Day advised the underwriters in a €2.0 billion public offering of Senior Notes, consisting of €1.0 billion of 0.250% Senior Notes due 2024 and €1.0 billion of 0.500% Senior Notes due 2028, by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods, and beverages.
  • TransDigm Group completes $400 million Senior Secured Notes offeringJones Day represented TransDigm Group Incorporated, a leading global designer, producer, and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, in connection with the Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by TransDigm Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary, of an additional $400 million aggregate principal amount of 6.25% Senior Secured Notes due 2026.
  • TransDigm Group issues $1.1 billion Senior Secured NotesJones Day represented TransDigm Group Incorporated (“TransDigm Group”), a leading global designer, producer, and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, in connection with the Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by TransDigm Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary, of $1.1 billion aggregate principal amount of 8.00% Senior Secured Notes due 2025 (the “Notes”).
  • Omnicom completes $600 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Omnicom Group Inc., a leading global marketing and corporate communications company, in connection with its registered public offering of $600 million of 4.200% Senior Notes due 2030.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs completes offers to exchange 6.375% Senior Notes and 7.00% Senior Notes issued by AK Steel CorporationJones Day represented Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (“Cliffs”), a large vertically integrated producer of differentiated iron ore and steel in North America, in connection with its offers to exchange any and all 6.375% Senior Notes due 2025 and 7.00% Senior Notes due 2027 issued by AK Steel Corporation for the same aggregate principal amount of new notes issued by Cliffs’.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs issues $725 million of 6.75% Senior Secured NotesJones Day represented Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. ("Cliffs"), a large vertically integrated producer of differentiated iron ore and steel in North America, in connection with an offering of $725 million aggregate principal amount of 6.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2026.
  • Largest Cineworld shareholder refinancesJones Day advised Global City Theatres B.V., (GCT), the largest shareholder of Cineworld Group plc (Cineworld), Regal in the U.S., as lead counsel on its debt refinancing and related capital market aspects.
  • Omnicom completes $600 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Omnicom Group Inc., a leading global marketing and corporate communications company, in connection with its registered public offering of $600 million of 2.450% Senior Notes due 2030.
  • Pepper Group to sell Pepper European Servicing to Link Group for €165 millionJones Day is advising Pepper Group Limited, a leading diversified global consumer finance business, in connection with its sale of Pepper European Servicing (PES) to Link Group.
  • Delancey and APG Joint Venture acquires Earls Court for £425 millionJones Day represented Earls Court Investment Holdings Ltd, a subsidiary of a joint venture between a fund advised by Delancey and APG on behalf of its pension fund clients, in connection with its £425 million acquisition of EC Group Holdings Limited from a subsidiary of Capital & Counties Properties Plc.
  • Kaiser Aluminum completes $500 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, a leading North American manufacturer of semi-fabricated specialty aluminum mill products, in connection with the Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.625% Senior Notes due 2028.
  • Underwriters complete €500 million public bond offering by PepsiCoJones Day advised the underwriters in a €500 million public offering of 0.875% Senior Notes due 2039 by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods, and beverages.
  • Modern Media Acquisition completes merger agreement with Akazoo Ltd.Jones Day advised Modern Media Acquisition Corp. ("MMDM"), a special purpose acquisition company, in its business combination with Akazoo Limited, a U.K.- based digital music streaming platform specializing in emerging markets.
  • Trafigura acquires majority stake in Nyrstar operating businessJones Day advised Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd. (“Trafigura”), a market leader in the global commodities industry, in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in the operating business of Nyrstar, a multi-billion dollar global metals business.
  • Loungers completes £185 million IPO on AIMJones Day represented Loungers plc, an operator of 146 cafés, bars, and restaurants across England and Wales, in connection with its £185 million (US$239 million) initial public offering on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.
  • BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, and Merrill Lynch complete €1.0 billion bond offering by PepsiCoJones Day represented BNP Paribas; Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch; and Merrill Lynch International, as representatives of the several underwriters, in connection with the public offering by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods, and beverages, of €1.0 billion of Senior Notes, consisting of €500.0 million of 0.750% Senior Notes due 2027 and €500.0 million of 1.125% Senior Notes due 2031.
  • INVISTA sells German HVA polymer asset to Indorama VenturesJones Day advised INVISTA in the sale of INVISTA Resins & Fibers GmbH to Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited.
  • Qatalyst Partners acts as financial advisor in attempted $47 billion sale of NXP to QualcommJones Day advised Qatalyst Partners, the financial advisor to NXP Semiconductors N.V., in the attempted $47 billion sale of NXP to Qualcomm.
  • Trafigura Funding issues $140 million Senior Guaranteed NotesJones Day represented Trafigura Funding S.A., a subsidiary of Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd., a market leader in the global commodities industry, in its private placement of US$140 million of Senior Guaranteed Notes to institutional investors.
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