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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.

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News: 20 January 2022

Allen & Overy advises tado on anticipated business combination with GFJ and planned IPO via DE-SPAC

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News: 07 December 2021

Allen & Overy advises Invesco on physically-backed Bitcoin ETN

Allen & Overy is advising Invesco, in connection with the issuance of a physically-backed Bitcoin Exchange Traded Notes (Bitcoin ETN) that are listed for trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange…

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News: 04 November 2021

Allen & Overy advises alstria on public takeover by Brookfield

alstria and Brookfield conclude comprehensive investment agreement Brookfield to launch a voluntary public takeover offer at a price of 19.50 euros per share in cash

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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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