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Fried Frank's Financial Products Practice provides transaction expertise to issuers and purchasers across all asset classes and distribution schemes. Our team has an unparalleled understanding of the buy-side and the sell-side and their relevant regulatory requirements, and we use this expertise to help our clients develop strategies tailored to their business needs and objectives, helping our clients pioneer the use of these products.

We advise banks, asset managers, hedge funds, mutual funds, publicly traded companies and broker-dealers on a full range of financial instruments, and have market-leading experience in connection with products including:

Accelerated stock repurchase programs

  • CDOs and CLOs
  • Contingent pay forwards
  • Commodity and fixed-income products
  • Convertible securities
  • Credit derivatives
  • Currency and interest rate swaps
  • Digital assets and cryptocurrencies
  • Equity derivatives
  • Fund-linked products
  • Futures and commodity swaps
  • Longevity products
  • Margin lending, prime brokerage and arranged finance
  • Principal-protected notes
  • Repackaging transactions
  • Securities lending, repos, and TBAs
  • Security-based swaps
  • Structured and hybrid notes
  • Traded securities

Our lawyers are recognized in the market for their deep technical expertise and in-depth understanding of the business needs that drive the use of bespoke financial instruments. Our transactional breadth is supplemented by our expertise in dealing with the relevant regulatory issues, from the UCC and bankruptcy issues, to broker-dealer and margin regulations, to offering procedures under the Securities Act, and the application of the swap and security-based swap regulations adopted pursuant to Dodd-Frank. We advise on all US regulation, as well as the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID/MiFID II), and the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR). We provide a fully integrated and multidisciplinary team, combining specialist practitioners from our regulatory, tax, asset management, capital markets, leveraged and structured finance, M&A, and restructuring and insolvency practices across the US and Europe.

Fried Frank's Financial Products Practice provides transaction expertise to issuers and purchasers across all asset classes and distribution schemes. Our team has an unparalleled understanding of the buy-side and the sell-side and their relevant regulatory requirements, and we use this expertise to help our clients develop strategies tailored to their business needs and objectives, helping our clients pioneer the use of these products.

We advise banks, asset managers, hedge funds, mutual funds, publicly traded companies and broker-dealers on a full range of financial instruments, and have market-leading experience in connection with products including:

Accelerated stock repurchase programs

  • CDOs and CLOs
  • Contingent pay forwards
  • Commodity and fixed-income products
  • Convertible securities
  • Credit derivatives
  • Currency and interest rate swaps
  • Digital assets and cryptocurrencies
  • Equity derivati...

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