Press Release

Morrison & Foerster Further Expands Equity Derivatives and Capital Markets Offering with the Addition of London Partner

Polly Ehrman brings additional derivatives expertise to the Global Corporate Finance Group

08 Jan 2020

LONDON (January 8, 2020) – Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that Polly Ehrman has joined the firm’s London office as a partner in its Corporate Department. Ms. Ehrman brings to the firm extensive experience in corporate finance and capital markets transactions, with a particular emphasis on derivatives. Her arrival underscores the continued growth of the firm’s London office in the past 12 months, following the noteworthy additions of partners Oliver s’Jacob, Luke Mines, Chris Kandel, and Chiraag Shah.

“I am delighted to start 2020 by welcoming Polly to the London office, as we come off another year of positive momentum and continued robust growth,” said Paul Friedman, Morrison & Foerster’s managing partner for Europe. “Adding further bench strength to our Equity Derivatives Group is a critical step in meeting our clients’ complex needs in this area. The addition of Polly will also further strengthen our ability to meet the growing work streams resulting from the strategic expansion of our London Finance team over the last couple of years.”

Ms. Ehrman advises clients on derivatives referencing all asset classes, including equities, FX, rates, commodities, and credit. Her primary areas of focus include transactional and regulatory advice with respect to strategic equity-linked transactions, structured transactions relating to emerging markets, insolvency and dispute resolution issues relating to derivatives, derivatives-related regulations at the European and UK level, hedging transactions that relate to M&A, leveraged finance and note issuances, as well as Sharia-compliant transactions. Ms. Ehrman has experience representing a variety of organizations, including financial institutions, funds, and corporates.

“Polly is an accomplished lawyer and, having previously worked with her, a terrific colleague,” said Corporate partner Vlad Maly. “Adding Polly to the team is another major step forward for our Global Corporate Finance Group at a time where equity derivatives play an increasing role in companies’ M&A and investment strategies.”

“I am excited to join Morrison & Foerster’s growing London office, and to advise the firm’s existing and prospective clients in the market,” said Ms. Ehrman. “The firm’s collaborative approach is also extremely appealing to me. I look forward to helping to build on the momentum that the London office is enjoying and to further build out the Equity Derivatives Group.”

Ms. Ehrman earned her B.A. in Law from Cambridge University and her L.P.C. from the College of Law, London. She is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales.



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