Edward So

Partner, New York



Ed is a partner in White & Case's New York office and a member of the Firm's Americas Capital Markets Regional Section and the Global Derivatives Interest Group. Ed focuses on derivatives transactions over a wide spectrum of asset classes, including cash and synthetic fixed income, rates, equity, credit, commodity and FX products. He has broad experience structuring, negotiation, and documentation of derivatives in connection with financing, investment and agency trading. He also frequently advises clients on futures, OTC clearing and prime brokerage documentation, as well as related netting, margin and other regulatory issues. Ed's practice also includes interpretation and implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act and related regulations affecting broker dealers, futures commission merchants, investment funds, end-users and other participants in the securities, futures and swaps markets. His experience extends to assisting clients in the derivatives aspects of financing, dispute resolution and mergers and acquisition.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
New York University School of Law
Rutgers University College of Pharmacy


Advise issuers on convertible bond and preferred shares issuances.

Represent U.S. and international financial institutions, private equity funds, hedge funds and end-users on prime brokerage, futures and ISDA-based and other derivatives trading documentation.

Counsel swap dealers in recovering against defaulting counterparties on foreign exchange trades documentations and the ISDA Master Agreements.

Advise market participants on preparation for LIBOR benchmark replacement.

Represent financial institutions on the FICC Sponsored Repo Platform including documentation to implement trading.

Advise U.S. and international FinTech companies on foreign exchange, interest rate and other derivatives and payment issues.

Advised market participants on interpretation of ISDA Credit Derivatives Definitions and the auction process, including whether a Credit Event has occurred and the deliverability of certain debt obligations.

Advised market participants on derivatives claim trading.

Represented corporate clients in unwinding hedges relating to convertible bonds.

Speaking Engagements

Lecture on International Banking, March 31, 2020 and April 7, 2020: George Washington School of Business, Washington, DC, Guest Lecturer

Business Roundtable with the Prime Minister of Estonia, October 2019: Baltic American Chamber of Commerce

"Financial Products and Investment Strategies", October 25, 2018: Business Law for Lawyers, New York City Bar Association, New York, Speaker


CFTC Jurisdiction Over Cryptocurrency: Implications for Industry Participants, February 2020, The Banking Law Journal