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Latham & Watkins LLP
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Position

Witold Balaban is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Balaban is global Co-chair of the firm’s Capital Markets Practice and the firm’s Financial Institutions Industry Group, and is a member of the Corporate Department and Derivatives Practice. He focuses in particular on equity derivatives and equity-linked products, including convertible and exchangeable bond offerings (both optional and mandatory) and related equity derivatives products (such as call spread overlays and issuer or affiliate borrow facilities), fixed and variable share forward sales and related equity offerings, issuer share repurchase transactions, hedging and monetization transactions (including equity-based finance transactions) and structured products distributed publicly and privately.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Structured finance: derivatives and structured products

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Witold Balaban  – Latham & Watkins LLP

The ‘forward thinkers‘ at Latham & Watkins LLP have a practice that spans the gamut of over-the-counter derivatives and exchange-traded derivative products, with expertise in transactions as well as the regulatory and enforcement aspects of this work. Margin finance is another core specialism, and equity-linked products are another line where the team stands out. Based across London and New York and co-chairing the firm’s global financial institutions group, Witold Balaban is a vastly experienced figure in the New York-based department, which is now led by Rafal Gawlowski. Yvette Valdez, who is developing an impressive cryptocurrency-related practice. and Douglas Yatter, who is the name to note for regulatory and enforcement issues, co-chair the firm’s commodities and derivatives regulation and enforcement practice. Courtenay Myers Lima is an expert in structured products, capital markets, fintech developments and bank and broker-dealer regulatory matters, while Catherine Lee is noted for equity-linked deals.