Rafal Gawlowski is the deputy office managing partner of the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr Gawlowski is the former global co-chair of the financial institutions industry group, and is a member of the firm’s corporate department and capital markets, derivatives, and structured finance and securitisation practices. Mr Gawlowski's transactions most prominently include derivatives products relating to equity-linked capital markets transactions (call spread overlays), structured repurchase transactions (accelerated forward and forward issuer repurchases), issuer forward issuance transactions, various monetisation and hedging transactions, and derivative financing transactions, among others. In addition to derivatives, he has practised in the areas of cross-border corporate finance, private equity, structured finance, investment management, and banking, both in New York and in London. Mr Gawlowski also represents numerous ‘buy-side’ clients of the firm on equity derivatives transactions and related issues and regularly provides his financial institution, corporate and other clients with regulatory advice relating to areas relevant to equities and equity derivatives compliance.