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Derivatives and Structured Finance

The Derivatives and Structured Finance group at A&O has been at the forefront of the transformation of the derivatives and structured finance markets for decades.

We develop relevant and innovative solutions to the challenges that our clients face, helping them to concentrate on their day to day business and succeed in today’s markets. We continue to play a leading role in the development and implementation of the myriad of regulations affecting the derivatives and structured finance markets.

For example, Margin, poses intricate issues for our clients and we are providing our clients with a seamless combination of innovative technology and traditional legal advice. We are also advising our clients on clearing, U.S. and EU execution platforms and trading requirements, covering EMIR, Dodd-Frank, MiFID and other regulations that have an impact on these markets.

We advise our clients on a wide range of transactions that incorporate traditional derivatives and structured finance structures in bespoke and complex ways relevant to today’s markets and regulatory environment. These include CLOs, commodity structures, equity financings and illiquid asset financings with underlying assets in many jurisdictions across the globe.

We have worked with ISDA for more than 20 years, and our close involvement with other industry bodies, has given us a unique opportunity to participate in the development of the OTC derivatives industry. We translate this into effective, efficient and practical advice to our clients.

News and insights

Aerial view of river in forest

Publications: 07 December 2023

FCA launches guidance consultation on anti-greenwashing rule

The FCA has issued the final version of its new anti-greenwashing rule – part of a package that includes additional rules as stage one of the UK’s new Sustainability Disclosure Requirements or SDR,…

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City skyline

News: 07 December 2023

Allen & Overy advises Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai on the IPO and listing of Dubai Taxi Company

Allen & Overy has advised the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) and Dubai Taxi Company (Dubai Taxi) on the initial public offering and listing of Dubai Taxi on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM).

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Light trails on a city road at night

Publications: 05 October 2023

Evolution of private debt market provides deal-makers with more flexible financing options

Private equity sponsors have faced a challenging landscape in the debt markets over the past 18 months. Finding leverage for acquisitions when significant parts of the capital markets had brought down…

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aerial view of grassy field

Publications: 04 October 2022

Carbon markets: what to watch

As carbon markets take on increased importance, Victoria White, Derivatives and Structured Finance Senior Associate, discusses the outlook for carbon trading, highlighting the key developments shaping…

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