Sponsored Event | June.06.2019 | 8:30am - 6:30pm (Eastern Daylight Time)Orrick New York
Please join Orrick at the Benchmark Rates Forum New York on June 6, 2019 at Orrick’s New York office.
Partners Howard Altarescu, Nikiforos Mathews and Andrew Morris will be presenting on “LIBOR Transition: Practical and Legal Considerations for Legacy and New Transactions,” which will address the legal challenges and issues that may result from the likely replacement of LIBOR by one or more alternative benchmarks for a variety of financial institutions.
Partner Howard Altarescu will also be moderating the “Navigating the Transition in 2019 and 2020 – What’s Left to Do?” panel discussion.
The Benchmark Rates Forum New York will include a group of diverse market participants, who will explore the transition of SOFR, EU benchmark reform, LIBOR legacy contracts, rate robustness, term rates, accounting challenges and client communications.
Friends of Orrick will receive a 30% discount on registration by using the following VIP code: FKM63733ORRICK
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Mr. Mathews, a partner in Orrick’s New York office, serves as Global Co-Head of the Derivatives group and is a member of the firm's Finance and Audit Committee. He is also a member of the Structured Finance, Banking and Finance, and Energy and Infrastructure groups.
His practice focuses on representing financial institutions, governmental and regulated entities, hedge funds and corporate end-users in structuring and negotiating a broad range of fixed income, foreign exchange, commodity, energy and credit derivative products. Among other things, he has successfully negotiated numerous domestic and cross-border hedging transactions relating to leveraged loans and infrastructure transactions. In addition, Mr. Mathews has significant experience in foreign exchange and fixed income prime brokerage issues, as well as various structured products. He also regularly advises clients on derivatives regulation, including rules relating to the central clearing, exchange trading, reporting, recordkeeping and other requirements of the Dodd-Frank legislation, as well as the negotiation of related documentation.
Mr. Mathews is lead editor of Orrick’s publication, Derivatives in Review, which periodically highlights important legal, regulatory and other newsworthy developments in the area of derivatives. He has also published articles in several journals, including on rating agency hedge criteria in connection with structured finance transactions.
Before joining Orrick, Mr. Mathews was vice president and assistant general counsel at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and director and counsel at UBS AG. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nicholas Tsoucalas of the United States Court of International Trade.
From 1999 to 2007, Mr. Mathews held a commission as a Captain in the United States Army Reserve, where he was qualified to practice as a Judge Advocate. A veteran of both Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, he served as an Operational and Administrative Law attorney in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.