Sylvie A. Durham

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Professional Biography

Ms. Durham has experience on both the legal and business sides of derivatives, private funds, complex financing transactions, and structured products. Prior to joining Greenberg, she was an investment banker and Head of Structured Equity Products at BNP Paribas where she concentrated on structuring equity financing and equity derivative transactions for corporations and hedge funds. Prior to BNP, she was a partner in the Corporate Dept. at the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

Ms. Durham has been involved as both a lawyer and investment banker in highly complex financing transactions, derivatives, commodities, private fund formation and asset management advisory work. Since 2006, she has been heavily involved in the development and structuring of over $20 billion in financing transactions between private funds and financial institutions utilizing a variety of legal structures such as VFN programs and fund-linked derivatives. She is specialized in legal risk mitigation techniques for complex financial instruments and trading operations. She has extensive experience with derivatives, commodities, structured transactions, structured products, and Dodd-Frank regulatory issues relating to these areas. She also frequently advises private funds and asset managers on fund formation and regulatory investment management issues. She also advises corporations and financial institutions on derivatives and related Dodd-Frank and EMIR compliance matters such as the Dodd-Frank Corporate End User Exemption. She has authored two treatises on legal risk mitigation and on derivative transactions. 

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