Mr Schell is a partner in Davis Polk’s corporate department, practicing in the derivatives and structured products group. He regularly advises financial institutions on numerous types of domestic and international debt and equity capital markets transactions. He represents issuers and investment banks. His practice focuses on advising financial institutions in connection with their capital markets offerings and issues related to those offerings such as the Federal Reserve’s TLAC rules or the current LIBOR transition. Within this capital markets practice, he has over a decade of expertise in structured product transactions, including synthetic exchangeable securities and other equity, commodity and currency linked products. He has extensive experience developing new financial products, including innovative offerings of units, warrants, exchange traded notes and proprietary indexes, for both retail and institutional investors.
The Structured Products Law Review
Despite the significant growth of the global structured product market in recent years, very few books on legal and regulatory issues related to structured products are available. We hope that this publication will contribute to the knowledge base of legal practitioners and other structured product market participants. For our purposes, the term structured product refers to a pre-packaged investment that combines derivatives with other financial instruments to provide a return based on the performance of one or more underlying assets, including equity securities, indices, commodities, interest rates, currencies and, in some jurisdictions, credit risks.
Christopher S Schell, Yan Zhang and Derek Walters
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
- United States