Baker & McKenzie has one of the world’s leading international derivatives practices, regularly representing financial institutions, multinational corporations, funds, government entities, insurance companies and investors.
We advise clients on a full range of financial products including interest rate, currency, credit, equity and commodity derivatives, including emissions trading. Our lawyers have experience advising on hedging transactions, derivative based structured financing arrangements, synthetic CDO transactions as well as repo and stock lending agreements. In recent times, we have helped clients deal with counterparty default in derivative transactions and advised on options to mitigate risk.
Our practice provides a truly global coverage, giving clients direct access to our collective know-how and experience in both global money centres and developing markets. Our lawyers assist clients in cross-border transactions and advise on key issues such as close-out netting and enforceability throughout a host of jurisdictions.