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Mitch Nussbaum

Mitchell S. Nussbaum

Chair, Capital Markets and Asia
T: 212.407.4159 | F: 212.504.3013


Mitch Nussbaum focuses on corporate and securities law, with particular emphasis on representation of U.S. and foreign public corporations, investment and commercial banks, private emerging growth companies in public and private financings (equity and debt), and federal securities law compliance. He has extensive experience with technology and other companies in the U.S., as well as a broad range of companies in emerging markets, including Brazil, China, India, Israel, Russia, Taiwan and Thailand.

Mr. Nussbaum provides general corporate, securities, and business counseling to corporate clients and their officers and directors. He advises clients with respect to initial public offerings, follow-on public offerings, going private transactions, PIPE transactions and venture capital financings. He also negotiates and documents acquisitions, mergers, reverse mergers, proxy contests, tender offers, and control contests and has represented issuers and underwriters in more than 60 SPAC public offerings and business combinations. Most recently, Mr. Nussbaum was responsible for developing a groundbreaking new financing structure called the IPACSM, featuring many of the benefits of the SPAC, but offering increased flexibility on pricing and deal structure, and allowing for a more rapid transaction cycle.

Widely recognized as one of the pioneers of securities transactions for Chinese companies, Mr. Nussbaum has represented many of the first Chinese and Asian companies to list in the U.S. capital markets, including the first Chinese, Taiwanese and Thai companies to list on the American Stock Exchange. Throughout his practice, Mr. Nussbaum has represented more than 75 Asian companies that have listed on U.S. exchanges.

Mr. Nussbaum also advises clients in connection with initial public offerings in Hong Kong, including dual listings. Additionally, his broad expertise counseling Asian companies includes helping these clients prepare for and respond to investigations and litigation resulting from short-selling attacks, as well as representing companies, special committees or independent directors involved in going private transactions.

Among his many distinctions, Mr. Nussbaum was ranked as the #1 IPO lawyer for companies headquartered in China by Thomson Reuters, based on deals closed between 2010 – 2012. According to IPO Vital Signs Leadership Rankings, he was ranked the #2 IPO lawyer in the U.S. for the number of closed deals representing underwriters in 2010. He was also named among the top attorneys in the areas of Corporate and M&A law in the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

Mr. Nussbaum divides his time between New York and Beijing.