• Acting as counsel to swap providers and counterparties in relation to credit default swaps, fixed-income derivatives, foreign exchange transactions including non-deliverable forward transactions, repurchase agreements, total return swaps, securities and stock lending, options, interest rate derivatives, currency derivatives and equity derivatives and related products
  • Advising on and negotiating documentation in relation to commodity transactions including emissions allowances (EU and US, including in relation to the California cap and trade scheme), power and fuel trading, both in respect of cash and physically settled transactions
  • Advising on swap termination and closeout of OTC derivatives, including in the context of bankruptcy and restructuring
  • Advising major financial institutions in relation to synthetic CDO transactions
  • Advising in relation to project finance and other finance linked swaps
  • Advising on custody arrangements and collateral management
  • Advising on legal and regulatory matters affecting derivatives transactions and the derivatives market, including with respect to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). Recent representations include advising US and non-US based hedge funds, asset managers, end users, banks and other financial institutions on regulatory and compliance issues associated with the Dodd Frank Act and EMIR; advising on the migration of OTC products to clearing and the negotiation of cleared derivatives agreements and on-boarding documentation; advising on commodity pool operator and commodity trading adviser issues affecting asset managers, securitizations and other investment vehicles; advising on extraterritoriality issues; and the new swap reporting and record keeping rules
  • Advising on secured lending transactions with respect to the film industry
  • Advising on film finance transactions