Mark S. Bergman is co-head of the Securities and Capital Markets Group at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and is resident in our London office. Mr. Bergman is also a member of the firm's Financial Services Restructuring Working Group. Mr. Bergman joined Paul, Weiss in 1982 and was elected to partnership effective January 1, 1991. In the early 1990s, Mr. Bergman was the resident U.S. corporate partner in the firm's Paris office.
Mr. Bergman has extensive experience in corporate finance and securities transactions. Offerings in which he has been involved range from traditional offerings of equity and debt (including high yield instruments) to offerings of structured finance products and hybrid securities, principally for financial institutions. He has been involved in global capital markets transactions and other securities offerings for issuers in a number of countries.
As part of the firm's general representation of U.S. and non-U.S. companies listed in the United States, Mr. Bergman advises a range of listed companies on reporting and other obligations under the securities laws, establishment of corporate compliance programs and compliance with corporate governance standards under the securities laws and stock exchange rules. He has advised companies in connection with SEC and other U.S. regulatory investigations, and stock exchange proceedings.
In the cross-border M&A arena, Mr. Bergman has been involved in cross-border tender offers, exchange offers and going private transactions. He has also acted for sponsors in connection with leveraged acquisitions.
In recent months, Mr. Bergman has represented a range of companies in connection with their responses to the credit crisis, including advising on negotiated investments, securities offerings, restructurings of troubled asset portfolios, debt tender offers and modifications of financing arrangements.