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    Derivatives

    Our financial services lawyers and policy professionals combine strong public policy experience with exceptional technical proficiency. We advise clients on the most important regulatory and policy issues facing them today, including the implementation of new CFTC rules related to the negotiation, execution, clearing and reporting of swaps and security-based swaps. Our team works closely with corporations, commercial and investment banks, insurance companies, broker-dealers, trading platforms, trade repositories, critical financial market infrastructure and other participants in capital markets.

    We frequently help clients evaluate the non-economic terms of derivatives, establish and/or revise policies and procedures regarding the use of derivatives and comply with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. We routinely advise governmental and nonprofit entities on the structural and tax aspects in integrating swaps and tax-exempt bonds. And we have extensive experience advising on tax issues related to investments in and trading of derivatives and actively follow various tax reform proposals that would impact derivatives’ treatment under federal tax laws.

    Why Choose Us

    Our lawyers regularly advise end-users and dealers of derivative instruments in a wide variety of interest rate, foreign exchange, commodity, credit and equity derivatives matters.

    We frequently help corporations, financial institutions and governmental entities evaluate the non-economic terms of derivatives, establish and/or revise policies and procedures regarding the use of derivatives and comply with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

    We routinely advise governmental and nonprofit entities on the structural and tax aspects in integrating swaps and tax-exempt bonds.

    We advise on tax issues related to investments in and trading of derivatives and actively follow various tax reform proposals that would provide a new mark-to-market US federal income tax proposal for derivatives.

    Our experienced lawyers provide value to clients by considering the impact that credit support or other structural terms can have on cash flow or credit risk, by highlighting the impact of complex transactions.

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