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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 and insights

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News: 09 February 2024

Allen & Overy advises Sartorius group on EUR1.4bn equity raising

Frankfurt am Main - Allen & Overy has advised the Sartorius group on equity raisings with a total volume of EUR1.4bn. The transaction comprised the placement of 613,497 preference shares currently…

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Publications: 26 January 2024

CRD VI cross-border rules take shape

Final provisions on cross-border banking services in the EU published

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Publications: 26 January 2024

CRD VI – What EU branches of third country banks need to know

The EU is harmonising the rules on the prudential supervision of EU branches of non-EU banks under CRD VI. The new EU-wide third country branch regime will introduce minimum requirements including…

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News: 05 January 2024

Allen & Overy advises TUI AG on potential delisting from London Stock Exchange and Prime Standard listing in Frankfurt

Allen & Overy advises TUI AG ("TUI") in connection with a potential delisting from the London Stock Exchange (where TUI shares have been listed since 2014) and an upgrade to the Prime Standard segment…

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