I contribute my intelligence and professionalism to every client matter in an effort to enable clients to achieve their objectives. Clients benefit from both my decades of experience and diligence in staying current on new developments and strategies that might help them.
Guy Lander is a corporate and securities lawyer practicing in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and financial services regulation. He represents numerous U.S. and international companies and financial institutions in a broad range of transactions. Every year, Guy handles scores of matters related to capital markets, including U.S. and international public and private offerings of debt and equity, SPACs, IPOs, Rule 144A placements, Regulation S cross-border offerings, MJDS offerings, listing companies on U.S. exchanges and related corporate governance, as well as tender and exchange offers, mergers, acquisitions and de-SPAC transactions.
Guy has extensive experience advising many individuals and organizations based in the U.S. and abroad, including the UK and its commonwealth countries, and in particular, in cross-border work with Canada.
He also devotes a significant part of his practice to regulatory matters for U.S. and international securities brokerage firms, investment advisers, and funds, helping them navigate their formation, structuring, registration, compliance, business activities, and significant transactions.
Guy is the prolific author of four books on securities law: the highly regarded treatise U.S. Securities Law for International Financial Transactions and Capital Markets, 3 Vols., West Group; What is Sarbanes-Oxley, McGraw Hill; U.S. Securities Regulation: All You Need to Know About Going Public, Listing, Reporting and Private Placements, Institutional Investor-Euromoney Books; Resales of Restricted Securities Under SEC Rules 144 and 144A, BNA Corporate Practice Series, as well as numerous articles for legal and securities industry journals.
Over the course of his career Guy has played a significant role in changing and influencing the U.S. securities laws. He represented InfrarRed Associates, which obtained a no-action letter that led to the creation of Regulation S (for cross-border offerings). He was a member of the ABA task forces that worked on the development of Regulation S, Rule 144A (enabling underwritten private placements) and drafted Rule 15a-6 (regulating non-U.S. broker dealers). He also obtained an amendment to Rule 13d-1 (enabling non-U.S. financial institutions to file Schedule 13G) and an SEC interpretation clarifying the resale rules of Regulation S among others.
Guy served as the:
- Chairman of the Subcommittee on Disclosure and Continuous Reporting of the Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities of the American Bar Association (ABA)
- Chairman of the Section on Business Law of the NYSBA
- Chairman of the Committee on Securities Regulation of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
When he was still in law school, Guy and a partner started the company, The Legal Research Group, Inc., which they ran for a few years, providing legal research to lawyers and law firms across the country.