Christian Pugaczewski is counsel in the Derivatives Structured Products practice.
Chrisian’s practice focuses on prime brokerage, derivative, structured product, securitization, capital market and commodities matters. Before joining Shearman & Sterling’s Asset Management practice, Christian was an attorney at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Morgan Stanley, and Pershing, a subsidiary of BNY Mellon where Christian’s practice focused on OTC derivatives and prime brokerage.
Shearman & Sterling’s Structured Products & Derivatives team combines derivatives knowledge with the experience of the firm’s capital markets, securitization, finance, broker-dealer, insolvency and tax lawyers. This team assists clients globally in the development, structuring and execution of complex financing, derivative and securitization techniques, products, and structures. This team also provides clients with regulatory, risk management and compliance counseling.
Specifically, Christian has assisted clients in the development and structuring of new financial products and is experienced in the negotiation and documentation of prime brokerage, OTC derivative transactions, including equity, credit, hedge fund, fixed income, commodity and currency swaps and options, synthetic CDOs, structured products and hybrid financial instruments, as well as other cash and synthetic trading documentation. In addition, he has counseled clients on a variety of regulatory and compliance issues involving prime brokerage and OTC derivative transactions.
J.D., cum laude
B.S., cum laude