Edward Best is a partner in Mayer Brown’s New York office and is the co-leader of the firm’s Capital Markets and Financial Institutions groups and serves on Mayer Brown’s Partnership Board. He is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading capital markets attorneys. Eddie’s experience includes:
Capital Markets. Representing issuers and underwriters in connection with public and Rule 144A offerings of debt, equity, convertible and hybrid securities in the US and Europe; continuously offered debt and equity programs; liability management transactions, including equity and debt self-tenders, exchange offers, and consent solicitations; particular emphasis on offerings by financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies, brokers and specialty finance companies, and cross-border offerings.
Mergers and Acquisitions. Counseling buyers, sellers, and financial intermediaries in connection with public and private acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, mergers, tender offers, and proxy contests.
General Corporate Practice. Advising companies regarding Securities Act and Exchange Act compliance, NYSE and NASDAQ compliance, corporate governance, and Sarbanes-Oxley Act matters.
Chambers USA noted that “Edward Best’s ‘extremely quick mind’ makes him a popular figure among lawyers and clients alike. ‘He is never stumped by a question . . ..’” Eddie has been described as “Aptly named, as he’s one of the best in town,” and as “A ’stand-out debt and equity’ lawyer.” Legal500 recommended Eddie in “Capital Markets — Debt Advice to Issuers” and “Capital Markets — High-Yield - Advice to Managers,” noting that Eddie is “chief amongst [Mayer Brown’s excellent partners].” Eddie is also listed in Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers in America for Securities Law, the Guide to the World’s Leading Capital Market Lawyers, The International Who’s Who of Capital Markets Lawyers (2007), and the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers (2008). In addition, he has been named among the “Leading Lawyers” in Illinois in the categories of Corporate Finance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Securities and Venture Finance Law.