Derivatives and structured finance

Our highly experienced and specialist Singapore based team leads the firm's global derivatives and structured finance practice. We represent top-tier investment banks and financial institutions on the development of complex and innovative products. We also advise companies and other market participants on derivative regulatory compliance, OTC derivative transactions and hedging strategies.
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The team has specialist knowledge of cross-product derivatives and structured products. Our lawyers advise clients across all classes of over-the-counter derivatives, including equities, credit, currencies, interest rates and commodities.

We also advise clients on structured products, including CDOs, bond issuances and restructurings, asset backed securities (ABS), structured investment vehicle (SIV) work-outs, structured and vanilla repos and stock loans.

We advise a broad range of institutional and corporate clients – including banks, financial institutions, funds and corporates.

Our lawyers have diverse backgrounds and expertise and have practised in a range of jurisdictions. In addition to our expertise in EMIR, our lawyers are also familiar with other regulatory regimes in Asia and the US. These experiences enable our lawyers to bring perspectives tailored to our clients' needs.

We can help clients with:

  • FX and interest rate products
  • structured equity and equity derivatives
  • structured credit and credit derivatives
  • structured commodities
  • structured repos and stock loans.

"The quality has always been outstanding – and the skills and commerciality of its individuals is tremendous."
Chambers UK 2004

Structured commodity finance

Acting for a Swiss commodity trading house in relation to a structured gold financing in Indonesia involving cash-settled commodity swaps and physical off-take agreement.

Establishment of equity lending platform

Advising an English private investment bank in relation to the establishment of its equity-based lending platform.

ISDA documentation review

Advising corporates on the review of their existing ISDA documentation including legal and regulatory updates.

ISDA opinions and advices

Advising financial institutions and corporates on netting and collateral enforceability of ISDA documentation.

Master agreement negotiations

Acting for financial institutions and corporates on the negotiation of derivative master agreements including ISDAs and GMRAs.

OTC derivative transactions

Acting for financial institutions and corporates in relation to OTC derivative transactions across various classes of assets including currency, credit, interest rate, equity and commodities.

Derivative regulatory advice

Advising corporates in relation to their regulatory compliance obligations, including under EMIR.


Saugata Mukherjee Partner

T:  +65 6622 9695
M:  Email Saugata | Vcard Office:  Singapore


Mark Reed Partner

T:  +852 2533 2888
M:  +852 9353 1359 Email Mark | Vcard Office:  Hong Kong

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