Derivatives and Structured Products

We advise on the structuring of and investment into, a wide range of derivatives and structured products, drawing on the considerable experience of our multi-disciplinary teams.

Our lawyers provide comprehensive advice on derivative and structured product transactions to clients worldwide. We represent major financial institutions, government-sponsored entities, institutional and alternative asset managers, credit funds, corporate originators and investors. Our expertise spans both transactional and regulatory matters across diverse jurisdictions and asset classes.

Our market-leading derivatives and trading practice collaborates closely with our dedicated structured finance practice. This synergy enables us to offer integrated support from structuring through to closing, particularly for innovative and highly-complex transactions. With a multi-disciplinary team of specialists, we assist clients in navigating challenges and achieving their commercial objectives.

We work closely with our clients; taking the time to understand their business to develop sophisticated and innovative solutions, satisfy their objectives and meet their legal and regulatory requirements, tailoring our services to each client's unique needs.

Our innovative practice meets client demand for advice on a wide range of areas, including:

  • securitised derivatives, SPV-based complex structured finance transactions and other relationship documentation;
  • structured finance transactions including asset-backed commercial paper, auto-ABS, CDOs/CLOs, RMBS, covered bonds, CMBS, credit card receivables, hybrid project finance, loan portfolio sales and related financings, project bonds, receivables financings, WBS and utility financings;
  • significant risk transfer transactions;
  • changing regulations and developing legislation;
  • equity derivatives and credit-linked notes;
  • bespoke repackagings;
  • ESMA-compliant balance sheet securitised derivatives, longevity derivatives, fund-linked derivatives, complex equity derivatives; and
  • corporate secured debt, infrastructure, and transportation financings, trade receivables, lease receivables, residual value receivables and stock securitisations;

With significant experience in major risk transfer transactions, our team excels in bespoke matters requiring expertise in derivatives, structured products, tax, and regulatory reforms.

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