Helen Taylor Senior Derivatives Advisor

Helen has over 10 years’ experience advising, hedge funds, investment managers and managed account platforms on derivatives, prime brokerage and securities finance.

She advises on a broad range of documents and transactions and has extensive knowledge in repo and securities lending, prime brokerage and specialises in derivatives and primarily International Swaps and Derivatives Association documentation.

Helen has experience advising on ISDA, repo and prime brokerage arrangements, and stock lending master agreement and master confirmations; and also more complex OTC derivative transactions including portfolio swaps; futures and listed options.

Prior to Macfarlanes, Helen was a Vice President in the legal department at Credit Suisse. Before this she worked in the legal departments at HSBC, in London and New York and also at JPMorgan, giving her an extensive knowledge of the sell-side including internal policies, procedures and issues, as well as the negotiation of derivative documentation.