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18 March 20242 minute read

DLA Piper welcomes Stephen Wortley as a cross-border partner in the Capital Markets practice

DLA Piper is pleased to welcome Stephen Wortley as a partner in the firm’s cross-border Capital Markets practice. He will be based in both Vancouver and New York. 

Wortley is a leading capital markets and M&A practitioner, with a focus on domestic and international securities and corporate matters. His experience includes local, national and international securities offerings, listings on the TSX and TSX Venture Exchange and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, and Chinese outbound M&A transactions into Canada.  

“Stephen possesses a deep knowledge of navigating complex cross-border M&A deals in the Chinese market, and he will have an immediate impact on guiding our clients through difficult transactions spanning the globe,” said Robert Seidel, K.C., Canada Managing Partner. 

“Stephen is an internationally recognized capital markets and M&A lawyer with a truly cross-border practice, spanning the US, Canada and Asia. His addition signals the highest level of coordination and collaboration across geographies and industries – a hallmark of our firm and the diverse legal talent we provide,” said Rick Chesley, DLA Piper’s Global Managing Partner and Co-US Managing Partner. 

DLA Piper’s global Capital Markets team represents issuers and underwriters in registered and unregistered equity, equity-linked and debt capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, follow-on equity offerings, equity-linked securities offerings, and offerings of investments grade and high-yield debt securities.

With more than 1,000 corporate lawyers globally, DLA Piper helps clients execute complex transactions seamlessly while supporting clients across all stages of development. The firm has been rated number one in global M&A volume for 15 consecutive years, according to Mergermarket, and ranked as a top five most active VC legal advisor in the US and number one in VC, PE and M&A in combined global deal volume according to PitchBook.