Equity Derivatives 2018

Equity Derivatives 2018

Pages: 104

ISBN: 978-1-78915-021-6

  • £300.00

Equity Derivatives provides an in-depth guide to the laws, regulations and authorities governing all aspects of equity derivatives transactions and trades. 

With chapters written by local experts in 15 jurisdictions worldwide, topics covered include: regulatory authorities; market structure; categories and types of over-the-counter and exchange-traded equity derivatives; borrowing, selling, and repurchasing shares; risks facing dealers and counterparties; bankruptcy and insolvency rules; reporting obligations; insider trading regulations; taxation issues; and the design and issuance of structured products.

Published in April 2018, this edition features the following chapters:

Editorial chapters

  • Introduction
    • John M Brandow, Ray Ibrahim and Mark M Mendez, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP


  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • China
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

John M Brandow, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Mr. Brandow heads Davis Polk’s Derivatives and Structured Products Group, which includes over 35 securities and tax lawyers. He advises a wide variety of market participants – commercial and investment banks, issuers, hedge funds and institutional and individual holders of equity positions – on a complex array of equity-related transactions.

Mr. Brandow has been actively involved in the design of exchangeable securities containing imbedded options or forward contracts on the underlying equities, the development of mandatory and optional convertible securities that are issued in tax- or accounting-driven capital-raising transactions, and the structuring of public and private hedging transactions using collars and variable prepaid forward contracts.

Ray Ibrahim, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Mr. Ibrahim is a partner in Davis Polk’s Derivatives and Structured Products Group. He has extensive experience in the development and execution of new and innovative financial products across all asset classes. His practice focuses on over-the-counter derivative solutions, ranging from financing and repurchase transactions to hedging strategies; mandatory and optional convertible securities issued in the capital markets (including related derivative transactions); equity-, credit- and commodity-linked products, including synthetic exchangeable securities offered under registered and non-registered platforms; margin loans and affiliate “back-levered” equity positions in significant stakes of publicly traded issuers; cash, synthetic and other tailored securitizations and structured transactions in connection with risk, accounting and capital relief management; and the development and disclosure of customized, algorithmic indices and investment strategies offered through swaps or registered and unregistered securities offerings.

He joined Davis Polk in 1998 and became a partner in 2006. Mr. Ibrahim earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from Brown University in 1993 and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1997.

Mark M Mendez, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Mr. Mendez is a partner in Davis Polk’s Derivatives and Structured Products Group. He advises investment banks, corporations and hedge funds in the structuring, negotiation and execution of high-yield debt, affiliate margin loans, equity derivatives and other structured financial products, including over-the-counter derivative products, registered and Rule 144A mandatory and optional convertible securities and variance and correlation swaps.

Mr. Mendez joined Davis Polk in 2000 and became a partner in 2007. He earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude, from the University of Southern California in 1996 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1999.

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