Peter Petraro has more than a decade of broad equity derivatives transactional and regulatory experience. Peter advises financial institutions, investment funds, and corporations on structuring, negotiating, and documenting transactions such as accelerated share repurchases, convertible bond and call spread transactions, issuer forward sales, margin loans and other loans secured by public and private equity, prepaid variable share forwards, and other structured equity derivatives. He also advises on regulatory issues, including security-based swap (SBS) regulation and the treatment of equity derivatives under U.S. securities laws.
Peter advises clients on the treatment of derivatives under bankruptcy and other insolvency laws and on netting and the enforceability of collateral arrangements under derivative agreements.
Peter also has extensive experience helping financial institutions structure and document cross-asset proprietary and algorithmic indices and strategies that are embedded in OTC (over-the-counter) derivatives, structured notes, and insurance and annuity products.
He has helped financial institutions register as security-based swap dealers and advised on compliance with SBS regulation. He has also advised on and drafted policies covering sales, loans, and derivatives in connection with restricted stock.
Peter has advised public companies on using derivatives as tools to raise capital as well as return value to shareholders. He has advised investment funds on the use of equity derivatives to hedge existing equity stakes, and to acquire new stakes, while managing and optimizing for commercial, tax, reporting, and other considerations.
Peter is co-coordinator of the Firm's derivatives practice globally.
Prior to joining Jones Day in 2021, Peter spent seven years at Goldman Sachs, where he advised on equity derivatives transactions and related regulatory issues.
Peter also has experience with the confirmation and reconciliation of derivative transactions using blockchain technology.
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- St. John's University (J.D. summa cum laude 2010; Senior Articles Editor, Law Review); Columbia University (B.A. in Philosophy 2006)
- New York