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Emma Dwyer



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Emma Dwyer



Emma is a partner in 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.

As a key market educator, Emma continues to speak at many industry events for ISDA and others around the world on EMIR, Brexit and IBOR.

News & insights

Roads with arrows pointing upwards

News: 24 SEPTEMBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises the Republic of Indonesia on Asia’s first sovereign SDG eurobond

Allen & Overy has advised the Republic of Indonesia (the Republic) on its issue of EUR500 million 1.300% bonds due 2034, the first-ever eurobond by a sovereign in Asia to finance the United Nations’…

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Bird's eye view of a tropical beach next to a forest

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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Panoramic view of a train track looking towards the horizon

Publications: 16 OCTOBER 2020

Global regulatory developments in the London Interbank Offered Rate

Key interbank offered rates (IBORs) are undergoing a period of change as regulators have recommended that firms consider adoption of alternative, overnight and generally risk-free rates. 

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Latest thinking - Brexit and its impact

Publications: 03 AUGUST 2020

Brexit and its impact on the cleared derivatives markets: a primer

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 and is in a transitional period that ends on 31 December 2020. During this period, EU law continues to apply in and to the UK and UK financial services firms…

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1998


BA Law, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University, 1994