With a wealth of experience in bank regulation, broker dealer compliance, financial restructuring and structured finance, our lawyers advise on the structuring and documentation of a wide range of derivative transactions. We’re a leading advisor to the structured credit desks of leading global dealer banks, hedge funds and asset managers, and advise members of the ISDA Credit Derivatives Determination Committee as well as a variety of participants active in the CDS market.

We’re adept at integration across product areas. Lawyers in our practice are actively involved in supporting financial market infrastructure innovation and managing regulatory change across disciplines and borders. Our deep knowledge of insolvency issues and financial contract safe harbors, allows us to advise on novel opinion issues affecting the characterization of transactions for capital and regulatory purposes.

Drawing from our derivatives experience, we provide market participants with high-quality comparative analysis and advice on key derivatives market infrastructure. We created the first-of-its-kind FIA CCP Risk Review online tool, which allows CCP members, regulators, and CCPs themselves to quickly analyze and compare the rules of 60 services at 27 different CCPs in 15 jurisdictions globally. Our SEF Rulebook Matrices and compliance tools provide subscribers with an updated library of comparative analysis of rules as well as compliance templates of all SEFs registered with the CFTC.