September 9, 2020
The past several months have seen record volumes of debt issuance at historically low interest rates. At the same time, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to unforeseen challenges and novel practices for issuers, underwriters and their advisors working on these transactions. This webcast will discuss key legal, financial and logistical issues that are affecting debt offerings, as well as best practices for raising capital in the current environment. Please join our panel as they discuss recent developments in investment-grade and high-yield debt offerings, including market trends and disclosure considerations, as well as our expectations for the months ahead.
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Boris Dolgonos is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the Capital Markets and Securities Regulation & Corporate Governance Practice Groups. Mr. Dolgonos has more than 20 years of experience advising issuers and underwriters in a wide range of equity and debt financing transactions, including initial public offerings, high-yield and investment-grade debt offerings, leveraged buyouts, cross-border securities offerings, and private placements. Mr. Dolgonos has represented public and private companies, investment banks and other financial institutions and sovereign entities in transactions across North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He has experience in many industries, including metals and mining, biotechnology, industrials, aviation, hospitality, media and telecommunications, financial services, technology, and retail.
Doug Rayburn is a partner in the Dallas and Houston offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the firm’s Capital Markets, Energy & Infrastructure, Mergers & Acquisitions, Global Finance, Private Equity and Securities Regulation & Corporate Governance Practice Groups. His principal areas of concentration are securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. He has represented issuers and underwriters in over 200 public offerings and private placements, including initial public offerings, high-yield offerings, investment-grade and convertible note offerings, offerings by MLPs, and offerings of preferred and hybrid securities. Additionally, Mr. Rayburn represents purchasers and sellers in connection with mergers and acquisitions involving both public and private companies, including private equity investments and joint ventures. His practice also encompasses corporate governance and other general corporate concerns.
Robyn E. Zolman is a partner in the Denver office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the firm’s Capital Markets, Securities Regulation & Corporate Governance and Energy Practice Groups. Her practice is concentrated in securities regulation and capital markets transactions. Ms. Zolman represents clients in connection with public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, tender offers, exchange offers, consent solicitations and corporate restructurings. She also advises clients regarding securities regulation and disclosure issues and corporate governance matters, including Securities and Exchange Commission reporting requirements, stock exchange listing standards, director independence, board practices and operations, and insider trading compliance. She provides disclosure counsel to clients in a number of industries, including energy, telecommunications, homebuilding, consumer products, life sciences and biotechnology.