Christine Long Senior Counsel

Christine advises credit funds, hedge funds, asset managers and investment banks on all aspects of derivatives, financing arrangements and secondary debt trading. Christine also works closely with the Lawtech team developing technological solutions for legal problems and offering new and innovative ways to tackle legal challenges.

Christine specialises in OTC derivatives, prime brokerage and secondary debt trading. She advises a wide range of institutions, with a particular focus on assisting private capital clients on bespoke financing solutions combining OTC derivatives, sub-participations and repos while also advising on all asset classes, including FX hedging, credit, rates, equities and commodities. One of Christine’s main clients is a leading credit fund where she assists with all aspects of derivatives and debt trading, including FX hedging upon launch and back leverage and co-investment solutions during deployment. She advises a leading prime broker on its client documentation.

Prior to joining Macfarlanes, Christine was an executive director at a Magic Circle law firm, focussing on creating and building specific legal solutions for clients using technology and new resourcing models. Christine has played a key role in the development and build of a number of proprietary client-facing systems, including using AI technology, to facilitate compliance with new regulatory requirements. Other projects include advising NetOTC, a new clearing house involving an innovative approach to clearing OTC derivatives, and transfers of derivatives portfolios.

Christine has undertaken a number of secondments at global banks and has worked in London, Paris and Hong Kong.

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