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Cairistiona Simmonds

Associate

New York

London

Simmonds Cairistiona
Cairistiona Simmonds

Associate

New York

London

Cairistiona is an Associate in the Derivatives and Structured Finance team at Allen & Overy LLP. She is also part of the firm’s Markets Innovation Group. Her focus over the last year has been advising large financial institutions on legal issues relating to IBOR transition and the impact on the cash and derivatives market globally.

She is part of the core IBOR team at A&O and has experience of managing a syndicate of 16 banks and participating in various industry working groups on IBOR. She has extensive knowledge of the ISDA IBOR Protocol and Supplement.

Cairistiona also has wide ranging experience of OTC derivatives products across various asset classes and has worked on a number of hedging transactions, including hedging aspects of real-estate finance, project finance, securitisation and covered bonds. She has also advised institutions on compliance with EMIR and elements of CRR. She has worked with a number of large financial institutions on their global initial margin and variation margin implementation projects and assisted with the development of industry documentation.

Cairistiona has extensive experience with the design and delivery of innovative legal tech products to assist with the automated implementation of large scale regulatory change projects (e.g. MarginMatrix, BrexitMatrix and IBORMatrix). Currently on secondment in New York. Bilingual English/French and proficiency in Spanish.

Office

New York

Allen & Overy LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York
NY 10020

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London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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