Alston & Bird’s Derivatives & Structured Products Practice advises on all legal aspects of over-the-counter and exchange-traded derivatives as well as structured products. Our clients, who range from well-established institutions with international and national brands to small or start-up enterprises, include global banks, regional banks, community banks, commodity brokers, hedge funds, institutional money managers, insurance companies, corporate credit unions, corporations, energy companies, not-for-profit companies, pension plans, endowments and family offices.
Our advice takes into account the strategic and risk management functions of derivatives and structured products, current and evolving regulatory requirements, the business environment and each client’s legal structure and business goals. We counsel on product development, transaction structure, regulatory compliance, documentation, insolvency and litigation considerations and dispute resolution. Our expertise is broad and deep, encompassing commodities; securities and banking laws; changes brought about by Dodd-Frank, the Volcker Rule and other regulatory regimes; and insolvency, tax and other laws that impact the development and use of the products. We have experience in plain vanilla and complex products and transactions based on a wide variety of underlying measures and instruments, including interest rates, foreign exchange, credit, commodities, energy, equities, investment funds, indices and weather.