Christine Strumpen-Darrie is special counsel in Fried Frank's New York office. She joined the Firm in 2013.
Ms. Strumpen-Darrie has extensive experience representing underwriters, issuers and selling stockholders across a variety of industries in US and cross-border securities offerings, including registered and privately placed issuances of notes (high-yield, investment grade, secured, second priority, subordinated, convertible, floating rate, toggle), initial public offerings, primary and secondary equity issuances, follow-on offers, shelf takedowns, acquisition financings, exchange offers, ADR issuances, tender offers and consent solicitations, preferred share issuances and unit offers.
She has advised clients on a host of SEC matters, including review and comment processes, periodic reporting, SEC enforcement actions, deregistering/delisting, Section 16 filings, S-8 option plans, 13D/G filings, no-action letter requests, management responses to shareholder proxy proposals, market-making prospectuses and FD disclosure.
She has led clients through the listing process domestically and internationally, including on the NYSE, NASDAQ and Luxembourg exchanges, and advised clients regarding ongoing listing requirements, such as annual written affirmations and subsequent listing applications.
Ms. Strumpen-Darrie has also represented borrowers and banks in domestic and multijurisdiction syndicated bank loans (term, revolver, incremental, secured, first lien/second lien, dual-tranche, bridge) and bank facility commitments, amendments and terminations.
She has represented acquirers and targets in public and private mergers, stock purchases, asset sales, joint ventures, minority investments, reorganizations and restructurings.
Ms. Strumpen-Darrie has also advised clients on a range of corporate governance matters, including insider trading, OFAC, FPI status, audit committees, dividend declarations, restricted stock transfers, investor relations policies, codes of conduct, share gifts, option plans, stock splits, stock buybacks, related party transactions and trading restrictions. She has negotiated confidentiality agreements, exclusivity agreements and consulting agreements.