We work with the derivatives, commodities and structured products groups at numerous investment and commercial banks, commodity dealers and users, insurance companies, mutual funds, hedge funds and other financial institutions, and public companies and holders of restricted equity securities. We advise on equity, credit, rate, and foreign exchange derivatives. We are one of a handful of firms with significant commodities experience, and assist clients in the energy and metals industries. We have particular expertise advising on derivatives-related issues in connection with restructurings or insolvencies. Morrison & Foerster also is a leading firm providing cross-border advice to dealer clients on regulatory and compliance matters, including those arising under the Dodd-Frank Act, EMIR, MiFID, and other regimes.
Morrison & Foerster has a broad-based structured products practice, covering registered and exempt products, including retail-oriented products, as well as highly bespoke institutional products, with a range of reference assets. We are well known for our product structuring capabilities, as well as for our tax capabilities in the area. We work with clients on a variety of issuances, covering the spectrum from registered takedowns, to Rule 144A/Regulation S and Section 3(a)(2) offerings, to structured certificate of deposit programs. Our work often involves developing new proprietary indices with clients, and new financial products tied to these indices.