Our derivatives team provides transactional and cross-border regulatory advice to financial institutions, corporations, and other market participants on a wide range of derivatives products. We offer commercial solutions to drafting and negotiating master agreements, standard and bespoke credit support agreements, complex transaction confirmations, and ancillary documentation. Our services also include reviewing existing derivatives contracts and relationships and advising on restructuring derivatives portfolios and the early termination of transactions with defaulted counterparties and related mediations and other proceedings. In addition, our team advises clients on derivatives regulations, including under Dodd-Frank and EMIR, and helps them interpret Commodity Exchange Act implications relating to virtual currency and blockchain technology.
Our team's commitment to creative and innovative solutions is paramount. Utilizing legal process innovation, we have helped clients explore new financial products that would have been uncommercial using traditional legal service models. We were instrumental in developing a first-of-its- kind hedging instrument that shifts the risk of price variability in sustainable energy for corporate power purchasers to third parties – thereby paving the way for the growing renewable power purchase market.
To help clients stay abreast of significant legal, regulatory and other developments in the derivatives market, we publish Derivatives in Review, a periodic client newsletter and blog.