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Meet the team

We have a dedicated derivatives and structured products practice across our international platform. Our global reach enables us to advise the leading financial institutions and major corporates in each of the principal financial centres as well as providing an integrated service on complex transactions across all the major jurisdictions (including Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia).

“Norton Rose Fulbright provides ‘Magic Circle derivatives expertise at much lower cost’.” Legal 500 2016 (Derivatives and structured products - ranked: tier 2)

In London our advisory and transactional work covers all the major product types (exchange-traded or centrally cleared, OTC and securities) and all the underlying asset classes (currency, credit, equity, interest rate, commodities, energy, property, weather, fund and inflation). The breadth and depth of the team’s experience ensures that we are at the forefront of new developments and techniques and allows our clients to benefit from our knowledge, experience and understanding of the regulatory framework and international derivatives markets.

We advise global investment banks, fund managers, corporates, hedge funds, clearing houses and derivatives service providers on the entire spectrum of market-standard documentation, complex collateral structures, OTC and exchange-traded derivatives, structured and securitised derivatives, repos and securities lending, insurance and alternative risk transfer products, and Shariah compliant structured products. We are also well known for Islamic finance-related derivatives work and for emerging market transactions.

Our areas of work include

  • complex collateral structures
  • exchange traded and securitised derivatives (such as structured notes)
  • insurance derivatives/alternative risk transfer (ART) products
  • OTC derivatives
  • repos and securities lending work
  • Shariah compliant structured derivatives products.