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Ray Ibrahim

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Co-head of Derivatives & Structured Products. Extensive experience in developing and executing new and innovative financial products across all asset classes.

Ray is co-head of our Derivatives & Structured Products practice and a member of the Capital Markets practice. He has extensive experience in developing and executing new and innovative financial products across all asset classes.

Ray’s practice focuses on over-the-counter derivative solutions, ranging from financing and repurchase transactions to hedging strategies; convertible securities offerings and related derivative transactions; equity-, credit- and commodity-linked products; margin loans and affiliate “back-levered” equity positions in significant stakes of publicly traded issuers; cash, synthetic and other tailored securitizations and structured transactions; and development and disclosure of customized, algorithmic indices and investment strategies offered through swaps or securities offerings.

As counsel to a major financial institution on its registered structured products platform, Ray advises the firm on SEC, FINRA and other regulatory and transactional matters.

Experience highlights

Innovative Transactions
  • The first TDECS equity units consisting of a forward contract and an amortizing preferred security
  • The largest structured margin loan on a publicly traded underlying security ($3 billion against 67% of shares outstanding)
  • The first convertible preferred equity units, which received the IFR’s “Structured Equity Deal of the Year” award
  • The first structured borrow facility to support convertible debt, which received IFLR’s “Deal of the Year” award
  • The first equity-linked liquidity facility along with related call spread and credit- and equity-linked notes offerings
  • The first common stock offering and related call spread repurchase transaction
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Insights

SEC Proposes Changes to Rule 144

Credentials

Recognition
Chambers Global – Capital Markets: Derivatives, USA, Band 1
Chambers USA – Derivatives, Band 1
IFLR1000 – Capital markets (Derivatives, Equity, Structured Finance and Securitisation), New York
Legal 500 U.S. – Structured finance: Derivatives and Structured Products
Education
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
  • Editor, Virginia Journal of International Law
  • Editor, Virginia Law Review
A.B., Brown University
  • magna cum laude
  • with honors
Clerkships
Law Clerk, Hon. Collins J. Seitz, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1997-1998
Professional history
  • Partner, 2006-present
  • Associate, 1998-2006
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