European law firm Fieldfisher has been ranked as a top three adviser to AIM-listed companies, with 37 clients quoted on the junior tier of the London Stock Exchange, according to the official AIM Advisers Rankings for Q2 2019, published today.
Fieldfisher has a strong and growing reputation for expertise in advising growth-stage public companies, especially in the basic materials/mining sector – for which the firm is ranked as the second largest adviser by number of AIM-listed clients – and the energy industry – for which the firm is ranked fourth.
The ECM team's increasingly impressive list of AIM clients also includes notable industrial, life sciences and technology companies.
Fieldifisher is also a leading adviser to nomads, brokers and banks in their supporting roles on AIM transactions.
The firm recently advised brokers Mirabaud Securities, Stifel Nicolaus Europe and Cenkos Securities on a secondary placing to raise US$234 million (£178.7 million) for AIM-listed, US-based Diversified Gas & Oil plc (DGO) and last year it advised on the largest ever acquisition by an oil and gas company completed on AIM.
In 2018, our London and Paris ECM teams advised on over £1.5 billion-worth of capital markets deals.
Commenting on the latest AIM Advisers Rankings, Neil Matthews, corporate partner and head of Fieldfisher's Equity Capital Markets (ECM) group, said:
"Our ECM team has marched up the rankings in the past two years, thanks to the concerted efforts and demonstrable successes of our capital markets specialists.
"Our strength in mining and energy is well recognised and we continue to secure more and more high-quality mandates from existing and new clients, in an expanding range of sectors."
Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on energy & natural resources, technology, finance & financial services, life sciences and media.
Fieldfisher's dedicated energy team advises companies, commodity trading houses, banks and investment funds on a wide range of matters. We have been active in the energy and natural resources sector for over 50 years and have a team more than 100 lawyers internationally.
The firm is also one of the leading legal advisers to companies listed on London's AIM market, many of which are in the natural resources sector.
Our network has more than 1,450 people working across 24 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.
We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.
Fieldfisher was named as a top 20 firm by the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2018.