Angélique Poret-Kahn is a Global Equity Services associate in the Firm's Chicago office. Before transferring to the Chicago office, Mrs. Poret-Kahn practiced in the New York office and was a member of the Banking, Finance & Major Projects Practice Group and advised US- and European-based issuers, private equity firms, hedge funds, broker-dealers and asset managers on purchases and sales of securities, regulatory issues and disclosure obligations under the various EU Directives and Regulations. She also advised foreign and US banks and investment advisers on product offerings and equity investments in the US. Mrs. Poret-Kahn has significant knowledge in the global custody areas as she has advised major banks acting as global custodians in implementing and developing regulatory compliance programs. Mrs. Poret-Kahn advises on and implements multinational companies' equity plans worldwide. To assist clients in designing and implementing their global equity compensation plans for their employees, consultants, and directors, Mrs. Poret-Kahn provides advice on securities law and exchange control requirements, labor and employment issues, data privacy implications and tax considerations. Mrs. Poret-Kahn also advises these companies on ongoing tax and regulatory compliance of their equity plans or on the regulatory and tax impact of corporate transactions on outstanding equity awards. Over the years, Mrs. Poret-Kahn has advised a large number of North American issuers listed on the NYSE and Nasdaq on offerings of equity compensation plans to their European employees under the EU Prospectus Directive/Regulation.