CONTACTS

Tel: (646) 679-7033
szaben@koyalaw.com

Seth’s practice focuses on representing end-users in the negotiation of counterparty financing, trading and clearing agreements as well as advising clients with respect to structuring transactions and managing counterparty risk.

Seth has extensive experience with counterparty agreements including prime brokerage agreements, committed financing agreements, ISDA Master Agreements, derivatives confirmations, futures and derivatives clearing agreements, repurchase agreements, securities lending agreements, and custody agreements. His experience extends to more complex arrangements, which includes the structuring and negotiation of illiquid financing arrangements and credit facilities.

Seth’s experience includes managing the counterparty negotiation and documentation functions at a multi-billion dollar hedge fund, both front office and legal counsel roles at leading prime brokers, as well as a senior counsel role in private practice.

Prior to joining Koya Law, Seth worked at Deutsche Bank as part of the Prime Finance business. At Deutsche Bank, Seth was in a client-facing role where he was responsible for structuring, negotiating, and documenting financing and other transactions with prime finance customers. His responsibility extended to product offerings as well as regulatory initiatives. Before joining Deutsche Bank, Seth spent 6 years at Taconic Capital Advisors L.P., a multi-billion dollar hedge fund. While at Taconic, Seth was initially Associate General Counsel and Head of Counterparty Documentation and then became a Manager in the Treasury group where he focused on counterparty relations, financing, and documentation.

Seth’s other experience includes serving as Special Counsel at Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP and Vice President & Counsel in the Legal Department at Credit Suisse, where he advised the Prime Finance business.

EDUCATION / LICENSES

  • New York Law School (J.D.) 2007
  • University of Maryland, College Park (B.S., Robert H. Smith School of Business) (2004)
  • FINRA – SERIES 7 General Securities