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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

Derivatives

5 ranked lawyersBand 2USA - NationwideUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Distinguished team of regulatory and transactional specialists advising on the full range of OTC derivatives, with increasing visibility in equity derivatives, especially relating to convertible notes, both domestic and cross-border in nature. Possesses renowned strength in enforcement and litigation, including representing clients before the SEC, CFTC, FERC and DOJ. Typically represents issuers but is equally adept at advising financial institutions.

Strengths

Interviewees say: "They know the subject matter very well and have an excellent rapport with their clients, who respect their advice."

"The team is very strong," says a source, who highlights that the attorneys "come up with strategic and commercial solutions, are thoughtful in their approach, are attentive and quick to address any issues, are client-focused and always provide a positive experience."

Market commentators observe that "Skadden has both regulatory and litigation practices, and is strong in both."

Work highlights

Represented Deutsche Bank in connection with a CFTC enforcement action which was settled for a $9 million penalty.

Notable practitioners

David Meister comes highly recommended for his expert knowledge of enforcement actions as they related to the derivatives market.
"He has built a strong practice in investigations and litigation.""He has a wonderful rapport with his clients and the government; he can anticipate issues coming up and he can move over the problems before they spin out of control."

Theodore Kneller regularly advises financial institutions undergoing regulatory investigations.
"He knows what the government looks for, he has a very good manner with his clients and he heads off any potential misunderstandings." "He is deeply knowledgeable and he knows exactly who to involve at his firm to get a quick turnaround and a complete response."

Yossi Vebman handles a broad range of transactions, and his areas of expertise include margin loans and convertible offerings, among others.
"Yossi handles the more complicated corporate equity derivative products with ease, such as ASRs, collars and call spreads. Given his ability to handle complex structures, Yossi has developed great relationships with corporates both in the US and, in particular, in Israel." "He is incredibly bright and incredibly diligent, and he can take incredibly complex ideas and instruments and boil them down in a way that is easy to understand."

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Derivatives

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

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One Manhattan West

New York

New York

USA

10001

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Derivatives


David Meister
Band 1
Theodore Kneller
Up and Coming
Yossi Vebman
Band 3

Derivatives: Enforcement


David Meister
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Theodore Kneller
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