Finnbarr D. Murphy represents issuers and underwriters in public and private securities offerings and advises on corporate governance and SEC reporting and disclosure obligations. Finn has experience with a wide variety of capital markets transactions involving US and non-US issuers, including initial public offerings (IPOs) and other equity offerings, convertible offerings, and investment-grade and high-yield debt financings.
Finn also counsels clients on liability management transactions (including tender offers, exchange offers, and consent solicitations), exchange listings (NYSE/Nasdaq), and mergers and acquisitions, including spinoffs, joint ventures, and cross-border transactions. He works with clients across numerous industries, including shipping, life sciences, retail, media, technology, telecommunications, and financial services.
BAML, Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Evercore, Goldman Sachs, Jefferies, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, UBS and Wells Fargo as counsel to the underwriters in the IPOs of Box Ships, Costamare, Dorian LPG, Euronav, GasLog, Ocean Rig, Paragon Shipping, Safe Bulkers and Scorpio Bulkers, with an aggregate value of more than $2 billion, and in follow-on common stock and preferred stock offerings by such companies, as well as Ardmore Shipping, Genco Shipping & Trading, International Seaways and SFL Corporation, among others, in excess of $3 billion
Danaos Corporation in connection with its IPO and NYSE listing and subsequent public offerings and private placements of common stock
StealthGas Inc. in connection with its IPO and Nasdaq listing and multiple registered follow-on offerings of common stock
Tsakos Energy Navigation in multiple common and preferred stock offerings
Maersk in its sale of $1 billion of Total SA ordinary shares
Jefferies and Fearnley Securities as underwriters of Genco Shipping & Trading’s public offering of common stock
An oncology company in multiple at-the-market offerings, PIPEs, and underwritten public offerings
A gene therapy company in its underwritten public offering of ordinary shares
Celgene Corporation in its $150 million equity investment in BeiGene Ltd. in conjunction with a strategic collaboration agreement
A biopharmaceutical company in its underwritten public offering and equity restructuring agreement with Elliott Management
A global inter-dealer broker in its underwritten public offering of common stock
A leading Italian telecommunications company in more than $10 billion of registered senior notes offerings
Pearson in more than $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
Credit Suisse and DNB Markets as underwriters of a high-yield notes offering by GasLog Ltd.
Jefferies Group LLC, as issuer, in its $750 million registered public offering of senior notes
Zoetis Inc. on securities law aspects of its acquisition of Nasdaq-listed NexVet Biopharma plc via an Irish scheme of arrangement
Chelsea Therapeutics on securities law aspects of its sale to Lundbeck for cash and CVRs potentially representing more than $650 million
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 (2019–2021)
Recommended, Legal 500 United States (2013–2016)
Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Committee on Securities Regulation