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  David Wainer



David has considerable experience advising banks, funds, insurance companies and other financial institutions on a wide variety of derivatives and structured finance transactions, including synthetic securitizations and other risk transfer trades, funding platforms, total return swaps, hedging structures, bespoke credit and other fixed income products, repackaging (especially of illiquid loans), and other innovative structured transactions. He also has considerable experience working with governments, sovereigns and central banks on a range of derivatives documentation and regulatory projects.

Since the global financial crisis, a large part of David’s work has been focused on helping banks manage exposures to a range of underlying assets, many illiquid, either through portfolio disposals or synthetically.

David spent 16 years heading up the Firm’s capital markets practices in New York and Tokyo, during which time he was involved in many high-profile industry initiatives, before returning to London in 2010. He is qualified in both England and New York.

Professional qualifications

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1993

Admitted to the bar, State of New York, USA, 1999

Admitted as a Solicitor, Republic of Ireland, 2019

Academic qualifications

LLB (Hons), London School of Economics and Political Science, 1990

The College Of Law, London, 1991

Published work

The Challenges of Working with Derivatives in Latin America, Derivatives Use, Trading & Regulation, 2000.

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