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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

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News: 02 June 2022

Chambers USA 2022 recognizes 21 U.S. A&O practices

Chambers and Partners recognized a total of 21 A&O U.S. practice areas and 52 U.S.-based lawyer recognitions in its annual survey, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2022. Of the 52…

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Publications: 29 September 2021

Why flexible green funding is essential for transition assets

When the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) issued an A$280m ($203m)green transition bond in January 2021, the private placement was the latest in a series of fundraisingfor…

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Publications: 23 April 2021

IRS derivatives: the latest case law of January – March 2021 in Italy

A substantial “draw” between nullity and validity.

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Publications: 18 March 2021

Framing securities lending for the sustainability era: ISLA-A&O white paper

Sustainability has become a key issue in financial services. In our joint white paper published with the International Securities Lending Association (ISLA), we have examined how securities lending…

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