Derivatives

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We have significant experience and expertise in negotiating, structuring and advising on OTC derivative transactions under the 1992 and 2002 ISDA Master Agreement (and related documentation, including clearing documentation and bespoke collateral arrangements) as well as other futures/ OTC derivatives related documentation.

We also:

  • provide advice and draft legal opinions relating to netting and set-off as well as the requirements and steps to be taken for the creation and perfection of security interests in a cross-border context;
  • deal with the materialisation of legal risks relating to OTC derivatives in a default scenario (restructurings, valuation and other disputes in a close-out context);
  • provide advice and legal opinions on prime brokerage agreements, asset management agreements, market standard stock lending documentation (GMSLAs) and other market-standard treasury documentation (i.e. GMRAs); and
  • ​establish and list bespoke structured products, referencing a variety of asset classes.