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David Benton

Partner

London

Benton David
David Benton

Partner

London

David is the Head of our Global International Capital Markets group and is based in London.

He specialises in derivatives and structured finance transactions and has experience in equity, credit, fund-linked, commodity and other derivatives including repos and stocklending. David's recent work centres on a number of significant issues currently surrounding the derivatives markets, including the eurozone sovereign debt crisis and the testing of key derivatives principles.

He regularly acts as counsel to International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) on a wide range of issues and has been involved in ISDA's documentation, regulatory and law reform activities for many years. He recently advised ISDA on major revisions to the credit derivatives definitions. David also advised on the new standard credit support annex provisions and the Standard Reference Obligation project. He also regularly advises the ISDA EMEA Credit Derivatives Determinations Committee.

News & insights

Bird's eye view of a quarry

Publications: 16 JUNE 2020

POJK 30/2019: OJK regulates private placements, with certain global bonds being exempted but some uncertainty remaining

On 29 November 2019, OJK issued Regulation No.30/POJK.04/2019 on Private Placement Debt Securities and/or Sukuk Issuance (POJK 30/2019), which came into force from 1 June 2020. 

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Fibre optic cables

Publications: 15 JUNE 2020

New OJK regulation on Material Transaction

OJK Regulation No. 17 of 2020 on Material Transactions and Change of Business Activities (POJK 17/2020) revokes Rule IX.E.2 on the Material Transaction and Change of Main Business Activities (Rule…

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Publications: 12 JUNE 2020

Final South African Margin Requirements for Non-Centrally Cleared OTC Derivative Transactions published

On 2 June 2020, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority and the Prudential Authority, acting with the concurrence of the South African Reserve Bank, published the final margining rules in respect of…

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Publications: 12 JUNE 2020

South Africa: Greater market harmonisation proposed by the FSCA's draft Conduct Standard and Directive for Exchanges

On 20 May 2020, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (the FSCA) published a draft Conduct Standard for Exchanges (the Conduct Standard) and a draft Directive for Exchanges (the Directive). Together,…

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Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1990

Academic

BA (Hons), Law, University of Cambridge, 1987