Allan specialises in prime brokerage, derivatives, derivatives regulation and structured products. He advises asset managers (both hedge and institutional) on all aspects of their trading relationships with market counterparties, including prime brokerage, derivatives and other trading agreements. He also provides specialist advice to clients in relation to derivatives regulation in Europe (EMIR).
In addition, he advises investment banks and other corporate and financial institutions on a full range of derivative products in over the counter, securities and fund wrappers, focusing particularly on tailored derivative transactions, such as corporate equity derivatives, structured repos and structured credit derivatives.
He has extensive in house experience, having spent over seven years of his career as senior in house legal counsel at two leading US investment banks.