Michael Yu advises banks, broker-dealers, and hedge funds on derivatives and financial products, related transaction and trading regulatory issues and negotiations of ISDA Master Agreements and Confirmations. Michael’s experience covers a spectrum of equity, hedge fund, currency, commodity, fixed income, and insurance-linked derivatives and structured products.
Michael has extensive experience in the operation, maintenance, and optimization of structured-note programs, and leads the point-to-point design and setup of securities offering platforms and their related registration statements and documentation. Michael also spearheads the bespoke automation of structured note programs and works on the coding of offering documentation, closing documentation, and their processes from launch to settlement.
Michael collaborates closely with our Tax Practice on taxation issues with respect to structured products and optimizing their tax characterization. Michael also works with our Corporate Department on corporate equity derivatives transactions, including advising activist hedge funds on securities and derivatives trading issues and hedging and monetization issues.
Michael was recognized by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards in 2021.