Even as the equity markets worked through a difficult stretch globally in 2015, the equity derivative markets continued to play an important role for financial institutions, companies, investors and individuals.

As the regulatory landscape develops further and market participants look for new ways to structure equity-linked transactions, hedge equity-related risks, accumulate new equity positions and monetise existing equity positions, we present in 2016 the first edition of the Equity Derivatives volume in the Getting the Deal Through series to give those looking to engage in or advise on equity derivative transactions a strong base of knowledge in a number of key jurisdictions.

Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. These articles were first published in Getting the Deal Through: Equity Derivatives 2016 (published in 2016; contributing editors: John M Brandow, Ray Ibrahim and Mark Mendez, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP). For further information please visit www.gettingthedealthrough.com.