Clifford Chance LLP

Capital Markets: Derivatives Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Magic circle firm which is able to draw upon its significant global presence when advising clients in the USA. Focuses on innovative structured transactions, with notable experience handling foreign exchange issues related to derivatives transactions. Also possesses recognized abilities in the regulatory space, particularly in matters regarding swap margins.

Strengths An interviewee states: "They are on a lot of cutting-edge, cross-border deals and are very highly regarded."

A client says that the team has a "particular strength in regulatory analysis and documentation."

"It is a tricky line of business and Clifford Chance offers the capabilities," says a source.

Work highlights Advised AlphaPoint on the review of its CFTC compliance concerning the trading of derivatives and digital assets.

Notable practitioners

David Felsenthal
's practice includes advising on high-profile OTC derivative swaps and trading. Interviewees appreciate that "he understands the requirements of the law and is also pragmatic in his approach to dealing with issues."

Gareth Old
regularly provides derivatives advice on cross-border matters and is considered to be a "very strong" practitioner in the market. He boasts a client roster of major financial institutions and other investors.

Greg Kahn
is held in esteem for his cross-border regulatory and transactional advice. Interviewees recognize his "good approach" and appreciate his "business common sense."