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Sebastian R. Sperber

Sebastian R. Sperber

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

London, , GBR


Sebastian R. Sperber focuses his practice on U.S. securities law and has extensive experience in international capital markets transactions and merger and acquisition transactions.

He has, in particular, 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 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.

SELECTED ACTIVITIES

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Advisors, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law Association, Inc.

HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS

Chambers Global

Capital Markets: Debt: United Kingdom. Capital Markets: Equity: United Kingdom. Capital

Markets: Debt & Equity (Experts Based Abroad): United States

Chambers UK

Capital Markets: Equity. Capital Markets: Debt

The Legal 500 UK

Equity Capital Markets: US Capability. M&A: Premium Deals, £250m+

IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Law Firms

Capital Markets: Debt: United Kingdom. Capital Markets: Equity: United Kingdom

EDUCATION

Columbia Law School

J.D.

Editor­in­Chief, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law

1988

Columbia College

B.A.

1985

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York

Sebastian R. Sperber is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Regulatory Developments Affecting the Capital Markets in the US - 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 Comment Letter of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton RE: PCAOB Release No. 2016-003; Rulemaking Docket Matter No. 034; Proposed Auditing Standard—The Auditors Report on an Audit of Financial Statements when the Auditor Expresses an Unqualified Opinion and the Related Auditor’s Report; and Related Amendments to PCAOB Standards (August 15, 2016) - Sixteenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Monday, January 23, 2017
Non-GAAP Financial Measures: The SEC’s Evolving Views (June 13, 2016) - Sixteenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Monday, January 23, 2017
FAST Act Amendments to the U.S. Securities Laws (December 16, 2015) - Sixteenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Monday, January 23, 2017
SIFMA Reg S-K Comment Letter to SEC Re: Business and Financial Disclosure Required by Regulation S-K (File Number S7-06-16) (July 21, 2016) - Sixteenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Monday, January 23, 2017
SEC Releases New Guidance on Non-GAAP Financial Measures (May 18, 2016) - Sixteenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Monday, January 23, 2017
SEC Proposes to Overhaul Its Disclosure Requirements for Mining Companies (June 20, 2016) - Sixteenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Monday, January 23, 2017
SIFMA Reg S-X Comment Letter to SEC Re: Request for Comment on the Effectiveness of Financial Disclosures About Entities Other Than the Registrant (November 30, 2015) - Sixteenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Monday, January 23, 2017
The SEC’s New Proposal on Resource Extraction Payments: A Deeper Dive (January 22, 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 Regulatory Developments Affecting the Capital Markets in the US - Regulatory Developments Affecting the Capital Markets in the US, Monday, January 23, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Regulatory Developments Affecting the Capital Markets in the US - Regulatory Developments Affecting the Capital Markets in the US, Monday, January 23, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Regulatory Developments Affecting the Capital Markets in the US - Regulatory Developments Affecting the Capital Markets in the US, 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
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