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Edward S. Best

Mayer Brown LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


Edward S. Best is a partner of Mayer Brown LLP’s Chicago and New York offices, and is co-leader of the firm’s Capital Markets and Financial Institutions groups. His capital markets experience includes representing issuers and underwriters in connection with public- and Rule 144A-offerings of debt, equity, convertible and hybrid securities in the United States and Europe; continuously offered debt and equity programs; and liability management transactions, including equity and debt self-tenders, exchange offers and consent solicitations. His practice has a particular emphasis on offerings by financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies, brokers and specialty finance companies, and cross-border offerings. He counsels buyers, sellers and financial intermediaries in connection with public and private acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, mergers, tender offers and proxy contests. Mr. Best also advises companies regarding Securities Act and Exchange Act compliance, NYSE and NASDAQ compliance, corporate governance and Sarbanes-Oxley Act matters. He is a frequent speaker and has contributed to articles in various industry publications. Mr. Best is also a member of the American Bar Association Sub-committee on Federal Regulation of Securities and has previously served as Adjunct Professor of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago Kent School of Law.
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