Finnbarr D. Murphy counsels issuers and underwriters on public and private securities offerings. These include initial, follow-on, and secondary public offerings, as well as Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings, registered “shelf” offerings, and tender and exchange offers. Finn also advises companies on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance, and securities regulation and compliance. Frequently these representations involve foreign companies that turn to Finn for guidance on capital-raising transactions and general securities regulations in the United States.
Finn's capital markets experience includes products such as common and preferred equity securities, high-yield debt, investment-grade debt, convertible debt, and pass-through trust certificates. He has advised clients across numerous industries, including shipping, life sciences (biotech, medical device, and specialty pharma), and financial services.
Counsel to the underwriters, including BAML, Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, UBS and Wells Fargo, in the initial public offerings of Box Ships, Costamare, Dorian LPG, GasLog, Ocean Rig, Paragon Shipping, Safe Bulkers and Scorpio Bulkers, with an aggregate value of over $2.0 billion and in follow on common stock and preferred stock offerings of such companies in excess of $2.5 billion
Danaos Corporation in connection with its $215 initial public offering and NYSE listing and $200 million private placement
StealthGas Inc. in connection with its $100 initial public offering and Nasdaq listing and its registered follow on offerings of over $300 million of common stock
Tsakos Energy Navigation in over $500 of registered common and preferred equity offerings
An oncology company in private and public equity and equity-linked offerings totaling over $150 million
A global inter-dealer broker in its $160 million registered common stock offering
A leading Italian telecommunications company in over $10 billion of registered senior notes offerings
Pearson in over $1 billion of Rule 144A senior notes offerings
Counsel to the underwriters of DryShips’ $700 million registered convertible senior note offerings and related share lending facilities
A leading provider of information solutions in its $600 million Rule 144A offering of convertible senior notes, and subsequent consent solicitations
Mergers and Acquisitions
Chelsea Therapeutics on securities law aspects of its sale to Lundbeck for cash and CVRs potentially representing over $650million
Jefferies on securities law aspects of its $10 billion merger of equals with Leucadia National Corporation
BGC Partners in connection with its $1 billion acquisition of Cantor Fitzgerald’s interdealer brokerage business
AMCI Poseidon Fund in connection with the $150 million acquisition of the tanker fleet of a Nasdaq-listed company
Colgate University, 1997, B.A.
Georgetown University Law Center, 2000, J.D.
Awards and Affiliations
Member, New York City Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 United States (2018)
Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2019, 2020)