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John M Brandow

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Mr. Brandow heads Davis Polk’s Derivatives and Structured Products Group, which includes over 35 securities and tax lawyers. He advises a wide variety of market participants – commercial and investment banks, issuers, hedge funds and institutional and individual holders of equity positions – on a complex array of equity-related transactions.

Mr. Brandow has been actively involved in the design of exchangeable securities containing imbedded options or forward contracts on the underlying equities, the development of mandatory and optional convertible securities that are issued in tax- or accounting-driven capital-raising transactions, and the structuring of public and private hedging transactions using collars and variable prepaid forward contracts.

Mr. Brandow joined Davis Polk in 1981 and became a partner in 1989. He received a B.A., cum laude, from Yale University in 1975 and a B.A. from the University of Oxford in 1977. He received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1980.

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