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Emma Dwyer



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Emma Dwyer



Emma is the Head of Allen & Overy’s derivatives and structured finance team in London, a member of our Markets Innovation Group, and advises on a broad range of issues relating to derivatives and structured finance transactions.

Emma has been heavily involved in the evolving market infrastructure built to address the OTC derivatives regulation, including in connection with clearing, uncleared margin and reporting. Emma has worked closely with industry bodies including with ISDA, FIA Europe and SiFMA AMG) on numerous OTC derivatives regulatory initiatives. Advisory work in recent years has also included regulatory capital treatment of cleared trades and IBOR transition and the impact on the derivatives market and participants' regulatory obligations.

Emma advises a wide cross section of market participants, (including sellside and buyside), market infrastructure providers (including CCPs and trade repositories) and trade associations on all aspects of derivatives regulatory implementation, documentation and advocacy and engages with regulatores (in the US, Europe and the UK) in doing so.

In recent years, Emma has increasingly focused on sustainability and co-led or led the work that the firm has done for ISDA and ISLA on their white papers on sustainability linked derivatives and the role of securities lending in the transition to a sustainable economy.

Emma has also recently become a PRIME Finance expert and has contributed a chapter on clearing documentation to a shortly to be published first comprehensive book on clearing.

As a key market educator, Emma continues to speak at many industry events for ISDA and others around the world on EMIR, Brexit, IBOR and clearing. She has delivered presentations across the world and authored ISDA guidance and client bulletins at each point of regulatory development.

Emma is listed in the FN100 Women in Finance 2022 as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Finance, she has also been listed in IFLR1000 Women Leaders in 2022 and 2021.

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1998


BA Law, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University, 1994