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Sebastian R. Sperber

Sebastian R. Sperber

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

London, GBR


Sebastian R. Sperber is a partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP based in the London office. Sebastian’s practice focuses on international capital markets transactions and merger and acquisition transactions. He regularly counsels companies on compliance with U.S. securities law requirements and related corporate governance matters.

Sebastian has devoted a substantial amount of time to working on global equity offerings, including privatization transactions in several countries. Sebastian’s M&A experience includes both public and private transactions in various industries in Europe and Asia. His practice also includes derivative products, and he has assisted a number of clients in structuring OTC and listed instruments.

Sebastian has been recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers UK, The Legal 500 UK and IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms for his work in the debt and equity capital markets, and by IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms in the M&A category.

Sebastian is widely published on topics in the capital markets, and frequently speaks on such topics at professional conferences. Publications co-authored by him include the firm’s treatise on U.S. Regulation of the International Securities and Derivatives Markets and The Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Analysis and Practice (2003).

Sebastian received a J.D. in 1988 from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, and a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in 1985 from Columbia College.

Sebastian joined the firm in its New York office in 1988 and became a partner in 1997. From 1990 to 2000 (except for a stint in Hong Kong in 1998), he was resident in the London office. He spent 2001 to early 2004 in Hong Kong and then returned to London. He is a member of the Bar in New York.
Sebastian R. Sperber is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Ethan A. Klingsberg, Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, Index Eligibility as Governance Battlefield: Why the System is Not Broken and We Can Live with Dual Class Issuers (July 5, 2017) - Seventeenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Cleary Gottlieb Client Alert: SEC Signals Company-Friendly Approach in New Shareholder Proposal Guidance (November 9, 2017) - Seventeenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Cleary Gottlieb Client Alert: The New SEC Policy on Confidential Review of Registration Statements (July 9, 2017) - Seventeenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Cleary Gottlieb Client Alert: New SEC Statement Gives Partial Relief under Conflict Minerals Rule (April 17, 2017) - Seventeenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Cleary Gottlieb Client Alert: SEC Clarifies What Financial Information Companies Can Omit from Draft Registration Statements (August 21, 2017) - Seventeenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Cleary Gottlieb Client Alert: SEC Proposes to Modernize and Simplify Disclosure Requirements for Public Companies (October 16, 2017) - Seventeenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Arthur H. Kohn, Sandra Flow, Mary E. Alcock and Elizabeth K. Bieber, Cleary Gottlieb Client Alert: Apple’s Unsuccessful Test of the SEC’s Recent Guidance on Shareholder Proposals (December 27, 2017) - Seventeenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Cleary Gottlieb Client Alert: Environmental, Social and Governance Focus (January 9, 2018) - Seventeenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Regulatory Developments Affecting the Capital Markets in the U.S. - Seventeenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Wednesday, February 07, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Regulatory Developments Affecting the Capital Markets in the U.S. - Regulatory Developments Affecting the Capital Markets in the U.S., Wednesday, February 07, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Regulatory Developments Affecting the Capital Markets in the U.S. - Regulatory Developments Affecting the Capital Markets in the U.S., Wednesday, February 07, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Seventeenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Friday, February 09, 2018, London
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