Iain Laughland


T: +61 2 8035 7846
F: +61 2 9247 1315


lain Laughland is an experienced and highly regarded corporate partner based in Sydney with extensive experience in assisting clients navigate complex legal issues in both domestic and cross-border transactions.

He specialises in:

  • equity capital markets
  • regulated and unregulated M&A
  • distressed asset sales and financial restructurings

lain is consistently listed as a leading individual in equity capital markets in Chambers & Partners and Asia Pacific Legal 500 from 2010 to 2017, and most recently has been elevated to an “Elite Leading Lawyer — Capital Markets” in The Asia Pacific Legal 500. Clients have confirmed that he “has a thorough working knowledge of ECM and the ASX” and value his ability to “balance the commercial and legal issues well” (Source: Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific Directory 2016).

His ECM experience includes regularly advising issuers, underwriters and lead managers in relation to a number of public offerings and secondary capital raisings, including !PCs, share subscriptions, hybrid security issues, rights issues and institutional placements, including a number of multi-jurisdictional placements.

lain’s experience in regulated M&A transactions includes acting on takeovers and schemes of arrangements in a variety of sectors, including financial services, energy and resources, industrial and engineering. His unregulated M&A experience includes acting for a number of administrators and receivers on corporate and asset sales, as well as a number of global hedge funds on distressed debt and financial restructuring transactions. lain has been named as a “Best Lawyer — M&A” for the past five years.

He is qualified in Australia, in England & Wales, and in Scotland.

Iain has been listed as a Band 4 Lawyer for Capital Markets: Equity in Chambers Asia Pacific 2019.

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