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Our international derivatives & structured finance practice is unique in having a strong presence of specialists in all the major financial centres covering OTC, exchange traded and derivatives-based securities and other & structured finance products.

We provide specialist advice to providers and end-users of all categories of derivative products in any jurisdiction. We have the largest derivatives & structured finance law practice, with over 150 lawyers worldwide. We cover all forms of derivatives, OTC, exchange traded and securitised (such as structured notes) including repos and securities lending work. Our practice is fully integrated with the financial regulatory practice acting as a single group supported by Clifford Chances' market leading tax and litigation practices.

We have been heavily involved in all developments in the derivatives market including mandatory clearing, mandatory margin, credit, FX, equity, energy and commodity derivatives:

  • acting as European regulatory counsel for ISDA
  • drafting standard netting documentation for the BBA and netting and collateral documentation for the FIA
  • drafting the Cross-Product Master Netting Agreement
  • acting for ICMA and ISLA

We focus on risk management netting, capital management, regulatory and franchise issues for clients as well as on an individual deal basis. We work with our clients to develop structures that satisfy both their business strategy and the appropriate legal and regulatory requirements.

Financial Markets Toolkit

Access the Clifford Chance Financial Markets Toolkit for a 24/7 online resource that gives you the cutting edge knowledge you need for your financial markets business. Aimed at all professionals working across the global financial markets, the Toolkit comprises a collection of publications, guides and transaction tools from across our network. It has been designed to be compatible with smart phones and tablets and its resources are available to you on demand, whenever you need them.

Finance Industry Alerter

Sign up to our Finance Industry Alerter to receive updates on the 'must know' legislative, regulatory and market changes in banking, insurance and investment services. The Alerter is designed to meet the needs of professionals with legal and compliance responsibilities and is also used by governmental relations and other business users. The information can be personalised to suit the jurisdictions and industry sectors of most interest to you.