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James Bryson

Senior Associate

New York

Bryson James
James Bryson

Senior Associate

New York

James Bryson is a senior associate based in New York and is a derivatives and structured finance specialist. James advises on a wide range of derivatives assets classes (both cleared and uncleared), repos, securities lending, and structured notes issuances.

In addition to James’ transactional practice, a substantial part of his practice focuses on the regulatory aspects of the derivatives market, and he has extensive experience advising market infrastructure participants and banks on EMIR, Dodd-Frank, elements of CRR and other applicable regulations. James is currently actively involved in IBOR transition in the derivatives markets.

James has spoken at industry events on a variety of derivatives regulatory issues.

James also regularly advises on contentious derivatives issues, close-outs and valuations disputes, both in Europe and the US.

James is based in Allen & Overy’s New York office, and previously spent 7 years in A&O’s London office. James has also been on secondment to a major US investment bank.

James graduated with first class honors in Economics from the University of Bristol. He is a solicitor of England and Wales.

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Admitted as a Foreign Legal Consultant (NSW), New York, 2021 (supervised by Principals of the Firm)


University of Bristol, BSc Economics - 1st Class with honours

College of Law, Graduate Diploma in Law – Distinction

College of Law, Legal Practice Certificate – Distinction

College of Law, LL.B – First class


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