Capital Markets: Structured Finance, Securitisation & Derivatives Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Highly adept derivatives group that regularly works with an array of clients including hedge funds and investment banks. Standout work includes assisting asset managers and brokers with advice on compliance and regulatory issues. In addition to transactional advice, also houses practitioners with deal-related litigation capabilities. Enjoys a strong reputation for its work in emerging markets.

Strengths Interviewees state: "They're fantastic in the capital markets space."

"Their client care is first rate," according to sources.

"They provide pragmatic answers on the how the regulators will look at the specific issues," says a client, who also highlights the "strong buy-side and sell-side practice."

Work highlights Assisted Intesa Sanpaolo and its subsidiary Banca IMI with its EMIR requirements.

Notable practitioners

Edward Miller
's work typically centres on collateral and netting issues as part of derivatives transactions and he also regularly advises on regulatory issues.
"He looks into the nitty-gritty of the regulations, can do the analysis and comes up with solutions."

Guy Usher
acts for an impressive client portfolio of international banks. He earns recognition for his comprehensive derivatives practice and his knowledge of regulatory developments.
"He is an extremely talented, practical and client-friendly lawyer." "He comes up with solutions."