Synne D. Chapman’s practice focuses on domestic and international corporate and financial transactions, particularly capital markets transactions, disclosure, and corporate governance.

She has worked with both issuers and underwriters on various public and private securities offerings. She has experience with advising clients on corporate governance, securities laws, and SEC disclosure matters.

Synne joined the firm in 2016. From 2018 to 2021, she was resident in the Paris office.

Notable Experiences

  • MercadoLibre in corporate governance, SEC reporting, and financing matters, including the company’s $880 million offering of convertible senior notes, its $2 billion equity offering, and its $1.1 billion inaugural registered debt offering.

  • BNP Paribas in Reg S/Rule 144A debt and hybrid securities issuances.

  • Cushman & Wakefield and its principal shareholders in the company’s $765 million initial public offering.

  • Airbus SE and Airbus Canada LP in Airbus Canada’s issuance of a U.S. private placement of $830 million guaranteed senior notes.

  • Designated underwriters’ counsel for Total’s SEC-registered debt shelf.

  • The underwriters in Believe’s €300 million initial public offering.

  • Benin and Ivory Coast in Reg S/Rule 144A eurobond issuances.

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Selected Activities

  • Executive Editor, The Columbia Business Law Review, Columbia Law School

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