Rafal Gawlowski, Global Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Financial Institutions Industry Group, is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department and Capital Markets, Derivatives, and Structured Finance & Securitization 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 monetization and hedging transactions, and derivative financing transactions, among others.
Mr. Gawlowski has represented a number of financial institutions, including Citi, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Bank of America, and UBS, as well as several publicly traded companies. In addition to derivatives, he has practiced 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, including corporate issuers like a public global biotechnology company, Sempra, Kilroy, Oracle, private equity and asset management clients like Leonard Green, sovereign wealth clients, most notably Qatar Investment Authority, and quasi-regulatory clients like the Qatar Exchange. In addition, Mr. Gawlowski regularly provides his financial institution, corporate, and other clients with regulatory advice relating to areas relevant to equities and equity derivatives compliance.
Mr. Gawlowski previously served as Deputy Office Managing Partner of Latham’s New York office.