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Edmund "Ed" Parker is a partner and global practice head of Derivatives & Structured Products at Mayer Brown and previously served on the Firm's partnership board. He advises on complex OTC and structured credit, equity, fx and commodity derivatives, as well as insurance and pensions-linked derivative structures. He advises on distressed derivatives, together with our litigators and insolvency specialists; as well as advising on central clearing issues and derivatives regulation. Ed has strong structured finance/debt issuance skills in particular in relation to CLOs and hybrid structures.

Ed has written extensively on derivatives matters. He is the industry’s most widely published lawyer on the subject, with his views regularly sought by the press and on television. His written works include an acclaimed five derivatives books. Two of these are as sole author: Credit Derivatives: Documenting and Understanding Credit Derivative Products, published in 2007; and Credit Derivatives: Understanding and Working with the 2014 ISDA Credit Derivatives Definitions, published in 2017.

Ed is fluent in Spanish and is also a co-head of the firm’s India practice.