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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 & insights

News: 16 JULY 2020

Allen & Overy’s US CLO practice recognized as one of the industry leaders in the US CLO market

Allen & Overy has been recognized for its stellar performance as a leading adviser in the U.S. CLO market, according to data published by Asset-Backed Alert.

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Publications: 22 MAY 2020

UK Insolvency Reforms and Derivatives: Impact of the prohibition on the operation of termination and certain other provisions

The UK Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill (CIGB) was introduced to Parliament on 20 May 2020 and proposes to support the real economy by introducing certain reforms to give companies increased…

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Publications: 09 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: Upcoming changes relating to derivatives and similar financial transactions with Czech counterparties

The Czech Parliament is debating a set of new draft bills that are likely to affect a myriad of financing transactions on the Czech market. The bills are expected to enter into force fairly quickly in…

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Digital panels

Publications: 28 JUNE 2019

New CME Guidance Puts Trading in the Pre-Open Period in the Spotlight

On April 11, 2019, CME, CBOT, NYMEX, and COMEX collectively published potentially significant revisions to the guidance on the CME Globex pre-open process.

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