Herman Raspé is an internationally renowned authority in the field of cross-border debt and equity transactions, particularly American Depositary Receipts matters. Mr. Raspé served as Chair of the Firm's Corporate department from 2005-2019 and has concentrated his practice on cross-border capital markets and M&A transactions. Mr. Raspé is a frequent lecturer on the subject of American Depositary Receipts and the regulatory implications on foreign companies who access the U.S. capital markets and has authored a number of articles and advisory memoranda on the same subject. Mr. Raspé heads the Firm’s cross-border transactions team consisting of lawyers focusing on cross-border capital markets and M&A transactions.
Mr. Raspé represents U.S. financial institutions and non-U.S. companies in a myriad of cross-border transactions, and including in capital markets transactions supporting cross-border mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, spin-offs and capital restructurings. Mr. Raspé is frequently called upon to advise non-U.S. companies on the subject of U.S. securities law implications on cross-border restructurings, mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and dispositions.
Representation of financial institution in the development depositary interests representing sovereign debt.
Representation of financial institution in cross-border debt and equity transactions relating to American depositary receipts.
U.K. Pension Plan
Representation of U.K. pension plan in connection with the acquisition and subsequent disposition in the U.S. of a significant equity interest in a Dutch company listed on a U.S. exchange.
Representation of Barbados holding company in international senior secured note offerings.
Representation of Italian media company active in connection with a disposition of operating assets and subsequent going-private transaction.
Representation of Russian telecommunications company in connection with the U.S. securities law aspects of a regional restructuring of existing subsidiaries.
Representation of Italian energy company in connection with delisting and deregistration of U.S. securities.
Republic of China Company
Representation of Republic of China (Taiwan) technology company in connection with the securities law aspects of an acquisition.
Representation of court-appointed bankruptcy administrator of an Italian company in connection with the U.S. securities law aspects of a reorganization under Italian bankruptcy law.
- New York
- New Jersey
MEMBERSHIPS: Board of Directors, World Services Group; Member, New York State Bar Association; New Jersey State Bar Association
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: Co-Presenter, “Gaining Clients in the Virtual World,” World Services Group Virtual Global Symposium & 2020 Annual Meeting (September 16, 2020)
HONORS: Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Foreign Relations Law
- Author, "SEC Proposes Exemptive Rules for Cross-Border Offers and Business Combinations," 2 Securities Regulatory Update 4 (1999)