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Derivatives and Structured Finance

Our derivatives team, which consists of German and English qualified lawyers, belongs to one of the largest and most integrated derivatives and structured finance teams in the industry. It is renowned for being innovative and commercially aware of the latest market developments.

Our advisory and transactional work covers the full range of derivatives products including over-the-counter, exchange-traded or securitised derivatives, as well as credit derivatives, equity-linked derivatives, currency and interest rate swaps, weather and energy derivatives, fund-linked notes, index and commodity certificates, warrants, structured Schuldscheine, contracts for differences, securities lending and repo transactions, strategic equity transactions and collateral arrangements.

We advise most financial institutions active in the market on the full range of product wrappers (including structured notes, certificates, warrants and funds) and underlyings (including equities, credit, commodities, FX, funds, indices and proprietary trading strategies). We advise on flow and highly bespoke structured products and are at the forefront of product development and regulatory and tax issues.

We have been European, Hong Kong and U.S. counsel to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) for many years and participate in other industry bodies. These roles put us at the forefront of legal, regulatory and documentary developments and innovations in the marketplace and keep us up to date with all relevant ISDA documentation. We can deal with any ISDA-related queries or concerns faster and more efficiently than most competitors.

For many years, we have advised clearing houses and exchanges on derivatives clearing issues, and now hold a prominent position in on the consequences of the EMIR regulation on the clearing of OTC derivatives.

News & insights

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News: 16 SEPTEMBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises Oesterreichische Kontrollbank on USD1.75 bn notes issue

Allen & Overy has advised Oesterreichische Kontrollbank on legal aspects of its issue of USD1.75 billion 0.500% guaranteed global notes due 2024.

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News: 02 JULY 2021

Allen & Overy advises The Riverside Company on IPO of German premium bicycle platform Bike24

Allen & Overy has advised global investment firm The Riverside Company (“Riverside) on the IPO of Dresden-based Bike24, a leading e-commerce platform which is all about cycling.

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Publications: 02 JULY 2021

Germany’s New Supply Chain Act – Part 4 of 4 – FAQs

This briefing is Part 4 of a series of briefings aiming at providing an overview of the key elements of the new German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act.

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News: 30 JUNE 2021

Allen & Overy advises TUI on successful upsizing of April convertible bonds through almost 190 million euros

Allen & Overy has advised global leading listed tourism group TUI AG on its successful tap offering of convertible bonds with an aggregate principal amount of c. 190 million euros.

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