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Gareth Old

Gareth Old


Gareth Old

Gareth Old is a derivatives and structured finance lawyer in New York. His practice concentrates on risk management strategies for banks and financial investors, including cash and synthetic securitisations, derivatives and repo transactions, capital and regulatory advice. His clients include prominent fund and investment managers, banks, investors and service providers.

Prior to moving to New York in 2004, Gareth worked in Clifford Chance's offices in London, Hong Kong and Frankfurt.

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Career and qualifications

  • Manchester University (BA, History) 1993
  • Joined Clifford Chance in 1997
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 1999
  • Clifford Chance Hong Kong 2002 – 2004
  • Clifford Chance New York since 2004
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York 2008
  • Partner since 2010

Awards and citations

  • Down to earth approach whilst making complex legal questions comprehendible.
    Legal 500, 2022 – United States: Finance Structures finance: Securitization – Tier 2
  • Gareth Old has been ranked in Chambers USA: Capital Markets - Derivatives. Clients say: "He's very smart, very thoughtful and practical." Other sources add: "He is very structured in his thinking, and able to come up with good solutions and convey them in a way that inspires confidence."
    Chambers USA 2019 – Capital Markets: Derivatives (Nationwide)
  • Gareth Old has been ranked in Chambers USA– Capital Markets: Derivatives (Nationwide). Clients say of Gareth Old: "He is very knowledgeable and I find him to be very responsible and accessible." He recently advised major US and international banks on Basel III regulatory capital matters.
    Chambers USA 2017 – Capital Markets: Derivatives