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James C. Scoville

James C. Scoville

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

London, , GBR


James Scoville is a corporate partner whose practice focuses on securities matters and capital markets transactions. He advises both issuers and underwriters in U.S.-registered and global offerings, with particular experience working on listings on the London Stock Exchange and U.S. exchanges by Russian, Chinese and other emerging market companies, as well as representing insurance companies and underwriters in insurance company securities offerings.

Mr. Scoville is ranked by Chambers Global(2015) as a leading individual for equity capital markets in the UK and as a regional expert for debt and equity capital markets in Russia/CIS. IFLR1000 (2016) names Mr. Scoville as a Leading Lawyer for Capital Markets: Debt and M&A. InChambers Global(2013) and Chambers Europe (2013), Mr. Scovilleis recognised as “a renowned securities and capital markets lawyer” and in Chambers Global (2014) he is noted as being “well known for his work on capital market transactions with Russian clients.” Mr. Scoville is recognised as a leading individual for Capital Markets: Russia byChambers Europe (2013-2015). Hiswork on China Life has earned him the plaudit of “Dealmaker of the Year” from TheAmerican Lawyer.Mr. Scoville is recommended for Projects, Energy, Natural Resources: Mining and Minerals as well as for Emerging Markets in TheLegal 500 UK (2014 and 2015).TheLegal 500 UK (2012) notes his work on listings on the London Stock Exchange and U.S. exchanges for Russian, Chinese and other emerging market companies.

He is the author of a number of articles on capital markets and mergers & acquisitions issues. Recent publications include “Development of International Regulatory Capital Standards Continues,” Insurance Day (September, 2015); “Up To 49 Percent Foreign Ownership Of Indian Insurers Is Now Law,” FC&S Legal (May, 2015), “The EU Solvency II Regime For Insurers: An Update On Implementation,” FC&S Legal (May, 2015), “IAIS Issues Consultation On Global Insurance Capital Standard,” Canadian Insurance Regulation Reporter (February, 2015); “Takeaways From The 21st Annual IAIS Conference,” Law360 (November, 2014); “A Window Of Opportunity,” International Financial Law Review (October, 2014); “Russian Eurobond Issuers’ Buyback Opportunity,” International Financial Law Review (September, 2014); “What’s Driving ADRs’ Renaissance,” International Financial Law Review (September, 2014); “Deal of the Month: Norilsk Nickel’s $1bn seven-year Eurobond offering,” The Lawyer (November, 2013); and “Capital Resources,” Mining Journal (September, 2013). Recent speaking engagements include “Raising Capital on Public Equity Markets: Current Trends,” Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (February, 2013); “NYSE Euronext: Opportunities for Russian Issuers in the US and Europe,” Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (February, 2013); “Listings on London Stock Exchange,” Bank of America Conference(December, 2012); “GDR or Premium Share Listing,” The London Stock Exchange (July, 2012); “Developments in Capital Markets,” PLI's Eleventh Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe (March, 2012); and “Current Developments in Russian and International Capital Markets,” Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (February, 2012).

Mr. Scoville served as Managing Partner for Debevoise’s London office from 2005 to 2013. He received his A.B. cum laude from Dartmouth in 1983 and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1987 where he was elected to the Order of the Coif.

James C. Scoville is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Executing Capital Markets Deals Across the US and Europe – Practical Pointers and Market Trends - Sixteenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Monday, January 23, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters The Market Abuse Regulation: Practical Tips for Compliance with the New Regime (August 3, 2016) - Sixteenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Monday, January 23, 2017
SEC Proposes Overhaul of Mining Disclosures (June 30, 2016) - Sixteenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Monday, January 23, 2017
SEC Adopts New Disclosure Requirements for Resource Extraction Issuers (July 18, 2016) - Sixteenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Monday, January 23, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Executing Capital Markets Deals Across the US and Europe – Practical Pointers and Market Trends - Executing Capital Markets Deals Across the US and Europe – Practical Pointers and Market Trends, Monday, January 23, 2017
UK and European Insurance Regulatory Developments, Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Executing Capital Markets Deals Across the US and Europe – Practical Pointers and Market Trends - Executing Capital Markets Deals Across the US and Europe – Practical Pointers and Market Trends, Monday, January 23, 2017
UK and European Insurance Regulatory Developments - UK and European Insurance Regulatory Developments, Wednesday, March 01, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Executing Capital Markets Deals Across the US and Europe – Practical Pointers and Market Trends - Executing Capital Markets Deals Across the US and Europe – Practical Pointers and Market Trends, Monday, January 23, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Sixteenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Friday, January 27, 2017, London
Audio Only On-Demand Web  Audio Only On-Demand Web UK and European Insurance Regulatory Developments - UK and European Insurance Regulatory Developments, Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Insurance Regulatory Approval Requirements for a Stock Purchase Deal - Insurance and Investment Management M&A Deskbook, Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Investing in Lloyd’s - Insurance and Investment Management M&A Deskbook, Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Private Acquisition of an Insurance Business - Insurance and Investment Management M&A Deskbook, Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Acquiring a Block of Insurance Business - Insurance and Investment Management M&A Deskbook, Tuesday, March 07, 2017
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