Derivatives

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Overview

Part of Kirkland’s large Capital Markets Practice Group, our derivatives practice acts in respect of a full range of over-the-counter derivative transactions.

Leading public and private companies rely on us to guide them through this highly technical and specialized aspect of the financial markets. We routinely advise on derivatives used for both hedging and investment and on the derivatives aspects of broader transactional and restructuring matters.

Our market insights reflect the high volume of work we do for the Firm’s top-tier private equity and public company clients and enable us to negotiate effectively on behalf of our clients.

Our derivatives attorneys advise clients on:

  • Interest rate, currency and commodity hedging transactions and the negotiation of Schedules and Credit Support Annexes under ISDA Master Agreements
  • Equity derivatives
  • Credit derivatives
  • Energy derivatives
  • Deal-contingent hedging arrangements in connection with corporate acquisitions and divestments
  • Best practices under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and associated regulations