Equity Derivatives 2019

Equity Derivatives 2019

Pages: 84

ISBN: 978-1-83862-101-8

  • £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 11 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 June 2019, this edition features the following chapters:

Editorial chapters

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


  • Australia
  • China
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Witold Balaban, Latham & Watkins LLP

Witold Balaban is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins, global co-chair of the firm’s financial institutions industry group, and the former global co-chair of the capital markets practice. He is recognised by leading global financial institution clients for his knowledge of the equity markets and the various financial products developed over the last couple of decades to enable corporate clients to restructure their balance sheets and to finance, monetise and/or hedge large concentrated equity positions. Mr Balaban’s market knowledge and his technical product experience makes him the go-to person for structuring complex and first-of-its-kind equity-linked transactions spanning a number of jurisdictions.

Rafal Gawlowski, Latham & Watkins LLP

Rafal Gawlowski is the deputy office managing partner of the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr Gawlowski is the former global co-chair of the financial institutions industry group, and is a member of the firm’s corporate department and capital markets, derivatives, and structured finance and securitisation practices. Mr Gawlowski's transactions most prominently include derivatives products relating to equity-linked capital markets transactions (call spread overlays), structured repurchase transactions (accelerated forward and forward issuer repurchases), issuer forward issuance transactions, various monetisation and hedging transactions, and derivative financing transactions, among others. In addition to derivatives, he has practised in the areas of cross-border corporate finance, private equity, structured finance, investment management, and banking, both in New York and in London. Mr Gawlowski also represents numerous ‘buy-side’ clients of the firm on equity derivatives transactions and related issues and regularly provides his financial institution, corporate and other clients with regulatory advice relating to areas relevant to equities and equity derivatives compliance.

Catherine Lee, Latham & Watkins LLP

Catherine Lee is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the financial institutions industry group. Ms Lee’s practice focuses on the structuring, negotiation, and execution of complex over-the-counter derivative transactions and regulatory analysis and advice on issues relating to derivatives products. Ms Lee represents corporate and institutional clients on over-the-counter and capital markets derivative products, including call spread, accelerated share repurchase, variable share forward, swap, put, call and put-call pair transactions and margin loans secured by publicly traded securities, diversified portfolios of securities and/or debt securities.

Reza Mojtabaee-Zamani, Latham & Watkins LLP

Reza Mojtabaee-Zamani is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr Mojtabaee-Zamani is a member of the firm’s corporate department with a focus on equity derivatives and equity-linked products, including convertible notes and related equity derivatives, structured share repurchase transactions, hedging and monetisation transactions, and margin loans and other equity-based finance transactions.

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