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Gregory B. Hafkin

Senior Associate
New York

Gregory B. Hafkin

Gregory Hafkin is particularly involved in guiding clients through the constantly changing regulatory landscape set into motion by the Dodd-Frank Act. Gregory advises clients on a wide array of issues related to various types of derivatives, including interest rate, FX, credit default, and commodity swaps.

His experience includes drafting and negotiating master agreements and confirmations, advising on transactional and regulatory issues related to hedging of commodity and interest-rate exposure, and educating clients about the cross-border implications of swap activity.

Gregory is also experienced in representing private corporate issuers in connection with compliance, amendments, tender offers, and various other issues relating to indentures.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, he served as a law clerk for the Connecticut Superior Court.

Representative Experience

Advising General Motors in drafting and negotiation of its base metals derivative contracts.

Advising Morgan Stanley on wind hedges relating to an equity investment in various wind projects in the U.S.

Advising numerous U.S. corporate end users on their Dodd-Frank compliance obligations, in particular relating to clearing.

Advising Tradition in connection with compliance with U.S. regulations relating to swap execution facilities.

Advising London Metal Exchange in connection with U.S. rules for derivatives clearing organizations.

Advising a sovereign finance ministry on template ISDA documentation.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., Dean's Award, Boston University School of Law, 2010
  • B.S., cum laude; honors in Economics, Northwestern University, 2007

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • New York
  • Connecticut
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