Polly Ehrman is a partner in the Corporate Finance Group, based in the London office.

Polly advises clients on derivatives across all asset classes, with a focus on equity derivatives. Her primary areas of focus include transactional and regulatory advice with respect to:

  • Strategic equity-linked transactions, such as margin loans, funded collars, total return swaps, share buyback transactions, repurchase agreements and stock lending agreements;
  • Structured transactions relating to emerging markets;
  • Insolvency and dispute resolution issues relating to derivatives;
  • Derivatives-related regulations at the European and UK level, specifically the financial collateral directive, EMIR and the market abuse directive and regulation;
  • Hedging transactions that relate to M&A, leveraged finance and note issuances, including deal contingent transactions; and
  • Sharia compliant transactions referencing Sharia permissible asset classes.

Polly has experience advising various organisations, including financial institutions, funds and corporates. She studied law at Cambridge University and is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales

Before joining Morrison & Foerster, Polly practiced in London at a Magic Circle firm and another international U.S. firm.

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