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Derivatives & Structured Products


We work with every major financial institution active in derivatives and structured products, a clear testament to the quality of our work.


With deep experience in over-the-counter products, equity-based financing, equity-linked securities and structured products, we regularly represent financial institutions as well as corporations, sponsors, hedge funds and individuals in connection with these transactions.

Our clients rely on us for comprehensive advice on every aspect of complex equity derivatives transactions. This work draws on our skills across disciplines including securities law, tax, finance, restructuring, investment management, financial services regulation and litigation.

Our lawyers have helped to create many of the key structured equity products in use today, and we remain at the forefront of innovation.

We work closely with our Capital Markets team on equity derivatives instruments and hedging strategies relating to, and/or executed concurrently with, offerings of common stock and convertible and hybrid securities.


“Davis Polk is one of the strongest teams on the street in the equity derivatives space.”

– A source quoted by Chambers USA


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Chambers USA

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Capital Markets: Structured Products
Chambers USA

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Capital Markets: Convertible Debt
Chambers USA

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Capital Markets: Derivatives
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