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Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe (Twelfth Annual): Overcoming Deal-Making Challenges in the Current Markets

Author(s): Nilufer von Bismarck, Philip J. Boeckman, David J. Greenwald
Practice Area: Corporate & Securities
Published: Jan 2013
ISBN: 9781402419324
PLI Item #: 41374
CHB Spine #: B2001

Philip J. Boeckman is a partner in Cravath’s Corporate Department and Managing Partner of the Firm’s London office.  He has been based in the Firm’s London office since 2000, when he relocated to London from the New York office. 

Mr. Boeckman’s general corporate practice covers capital markets, including IPOs, rights issuances and other equity offerings, U.S. listings and high-yield bridge, bond and other leveraged financings, as well as mergers and acquisitions.  He has represented several of Cravath’s European clients, including AXA, Bacardi, BAT, the European Investment Bank, KPN, Saipem, TNT and Unilever, and several Indian and South African companies.  He has also represented Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley and, as designated underwriters’ counsel, Prudential plc and the Republic of Poland, and several private equity firms, including Lion Capital, Permira and Terra Firma. 

Mr. Boeckman is Co-Editor of European Securities Law.  He is a member of the Editorial Board of Capital Markets Law Journal, as well as Co-Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Practising Law Institute’s Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe.  From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Boeckman was Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the AFME High-Yield Division.  From 2007 to 2009, he was Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Securities Law Committee. 

Mr. Boeckman has been repeatedly cited as one of the leading practitioners in capital markets by Chambers UK: A Client’s Guide to the UK Legal Profession; Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business; The Legal 500 United Kingdom; IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms; The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom; The International Who’s Who of Capital Market Lawyers; and PLC Which Lawyer?  In 2013, he was shortlisted for The Chambers 100, a ranking of the UK’s top 100 business lawyers.

Mr. Boeckman was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  He received a B.A. cum laude from Westminster College in 1988 and a J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Missouri in 1991, where he was a Notes Editor on the Law Review.  Mr. Boeckman joined Cravath in 1991 and became a partner in 1999.

Nilufer has developed a wide corporate, commercial and financing practice, with a corporate client base ranging from large listed companies to small listed and unlisted companies. Her practice includes private and public mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, IPOs and other UKLA work, financings, equity and debt capital markets transactions and corporate governance.

She has worked in a range of industries, including financial services, telecoms, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, healthcare, infrastructure, retail and media.