Dean Naumowicz is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department, Financial Institutions Group, and the Capital Markets, Derivatives, and Structured Finance Practices. Dean has extensive experience advising on a wide range of derivatives and structured products including credit, equity, and commodity transactions.

Mr. Naumowicz advises banks on hedging, acquisition, and financing strategies relating to equity positions, including:

  • Funded and unfunded collars (and variable prepaid forwards), including where used for accelerated purchases (friendly and hostile)
  • Structured put option financing transactions and stock loan transactions
  • Margin loans over listed and unlisted shares, including in the context of IPOs, rights issues and tender offers
  • Related regulatory and corporate matters, such as market abuse, disclosure and transparency rules, exchange and clearing house rules, margin rules, and Companies Act and Takeovers Code matters

He also has particularly well-developed expertise advising on Sharia-compliant derivatives transactions and he has advised on innovative financial structures in emerging markets covering all asset classes.

Mr. Naumowicz’s broad practice combines both transactional and advisory expertise. He represents global financial institutions and other clients on derivatives and collateral issues. An industry leader, he is a contributor to various International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) publications.

Mr. Naumowicz is currently advising the International Securities Lending Association in relation to securities lending and borrowing practices across the Middle East, including regulation and drafting new forms of master documents.

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • Law Society Finals, The College of Law, 1993
  • BA (Hons), University of Cambridge, 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English