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) program, 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

  • Omnicom completes $800 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 $800 million of 2.600% Senior Notes due 2031.
  • TransDigm completes $750 million Senior Subordinated 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 $750 million aggregate principal amount of 4.875% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2029.
  • Maxeon Solar Technologies completes public offering of $125 million of Ordinary Shares and concurrent private placement of $33.7 million of Ordinary SharesJones Day represented Maxeon Solar Technologies, Ltd., one of the world’s leading global manufacturers and marketers of premium solar power technology, in connection with its concurrent SEC registered public offering of $125 million of its Ordinary Shares and private placement of $33.7 million of its Ordinary Shares to an affiliate of Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor, one of Maxeon’s existing largest shareholders.
  • Bally's to acquire Gamesys for $2.7 billionJones Day is advising Bally's Corporation in its $2.7 billion acquisition of Gamesys Ltd., an LSE-listed online gaming company.
  • TransDigm Inc. completes $1.2 billion Senior Subordinated 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 $1.2 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.625% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2029.
  • Banco Santander refinances existing financing relating to Cerro Grande wind project located in Sierra de los Rios, Cerro LargoJones Day represented Banco Santander, S.A. in the refinancing of the existing financing subject to German law provided by two Spanish banks in connection with the Cerro Grande wind project located in Sierra de los Rios, Cerro Largo, in Uruguay.
  • Koch Equity Development invests preferred equity in AIM listed Victoria plcJones Day advised Koch Equity Development LLC ("KED"), the acquisition and investment subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., on its investment into AIM listed Victoria plc ("Victoria"), a UK-based global designer, manufacturer, and distributor of flooring products.
  • Gray Television completes $800 million private offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, in connection with its private offering of $800 million aggregate principal amount of 4.75% Senior Notes due 2030.
  • Underwriters complete €1.5 billion Senior Notes offering by PepsiCoJones Day advised the underwriters in a €1.5 billion public offering of Senior Notes by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods, and beverages, consisting of €750 million of 0.400% Senior Notes due 2032 and €750 million of 1.050% Senior Notes due 2050.
  • Lucid Trustee Services Limited acts as agent and security agent in £450 million restructuring of Survitec GroupJones Day represented Lucid Trustee Services Limited, as agent and security agent, in connection with the £450 million debt and equity restructuring of the Survitec Group, a specialist in the manufacturing of survival and safety solutions in the marine, defense, aviation, and offshore industries in various jurisdictions.
  • Diebold Nixdorf completes offering of $700 million of Senior Secured NotesJones Day represented Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated, a global leader in driving connected commerce for the banking and retail industries, in connection with the issuance of its $700 million aggregate principal amount of 9.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2025 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • Diebold Nixdorf completes offering of €350 million of Senior Secured NotesJones Day represented Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated, a global leader in driving connected commerce for the banking and retail industries, in connection with the issuance by its wholly-owned Dutch subsidiary, Diebold Nixdorf Dutch Holding B.V., of €350 million aggregate principal amount of 9.000% due 2025 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • 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.
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