Alyssa K. Caples is a partner in Cravath’s Corporate Department. She has been in the London office since 2010, focusing on international corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.
Ms. Caples’s recent matters include representing ALAIN AFFLELOU, a leading optical retailer in France and Spain, Picard Groupe, a French frozen food retailer, INEOS, one of the world’s largest chemical companies, INOVYN, a chemical company and subsidiary of INEOS, EP Energy, a leading vertically integrated energy utility in the Czech Republic, and Bacardi Limited in connection with their recent high‑yield and investment grade bond offerings; the initial purchasers in connection with recent bond offerings for SMCP, an international apparel and accessories retail group, Lowell/GFKL, a receivables management company, Smurfit Kappa, an integrated paper and paperboard manufacturer and converter and Com Hem, Sweden’s largest cable television operator; Kraft Foods in connection with the sale of the assets of its frozen pizza business to Nestlé; CSX Corporation in connection with its proxy contest with two hedge funds and related litigation; and Weyerhaeuser in connection with the sale of its containerboard, packaging and recycling business to International Paper Company.
Ms. Caples was previously based in London in 2005 and 2006. In 2008, Ms. Caples was seconded to an investment bank where she worked in its equity derivatives department for several months, and in 2010, Ms. Caples spent six months on secondment to a Paris firm. Prior to returning to London, Ms. Caples worked with the Firm’s Corporate Governance and Board Advisory practice, counseling boards of directors, audit committees and senior management in connection with SEC and internal investigations, shareholder demands, insider trading issues, accounting questions and corporate governance matters.
Ms. Caples has been recognized as a leading practitioner in the capital markets arena by Chambers UK: A Client’s Guide to the UK Legal Profession in 2016; Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business in 2017; The Legal 500 United Kingdom from 2014 through 2016; and by IFLR1000 from 2013 through 2017.
Ms. Caples is from Ottawa, Canada. She received a B.A. summa cum laude from Columbia University in 1997, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2000, where she was a member of the Board of Student Advisors and a Senior Editor of the Journal of Law and Public Policy. She joined Cravath in 2000 and became a partner in 2009.
Ms. Caples may be reached by phone at +44‑(0)20‑7453‑1090 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.