Bryan Shipp advises banks, broker-dealers, FCMs, energy companies, hedge funds and industry associations in transactional and regulatory matters relating to derivatives.
Bryan has extensive experience counseling swap dealers regarding compliance with SEC and CFTC rules under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act. He has detailed knowledge of the ISDA August 2012 and March 2013 Dodd-Frank Protocols (relating to swap transaction business conduct and documentation) and relevant rulemakings as well as ISDA's proposed revisions to industry standard credit support documentation for derivatives to comply with Title VII requirements relating to margin for swap transactions. Bryan has frequently advocated for clients in connection with Title VII rulemakings and frequently aids clients in the preparation of practical internal compliance aids (including policies and procedures documentation) relating to swaps activities of regulated entities.
Bryan regularly negotiates securities and derivatives transaction documentation, including ISDA Master Agreements, NAESB Master Agreements, repurchase agreements, securities lending agreements, prime brokerage agreements, netting agreements, and bespoke swap documentation. Bryan has counseled clients regarding derivatives trading documentation for energy commodities, agricultural commodities, precious metals, and interest rates and foreign exchange. He has also drafted transaction documentation relating to several energy trading portfolio divestitures, including purchase and sale agreements, mirror transactions, total return swaps and novation agreements.
He has advised clients on swap dealer and broker-dealer registration applications and bank corporate applications and chartering documents, and has counseled bank holding companies with respect to bank regulatory requirements, including anti-money laundering rules, capital requirements, and permissible activities restrictions.
Prior to law school, Bryan was a Fulbright fellow in Russia, where he conducted research on the effects of early-modern (pre-Petrine) Muscovite property rights and taxation on the evolution of Russian serfdom. He was mentioned in the 2013 edition of IFLR1000.
Bryan received his B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, cum laude, from the University of Arizona, and his J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, where he was a Mussey-Gillette fellow and served as Senior Articles Editor of the American University International Law Review.
He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.
News & Resources
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Jan 07, 2015
• Cadwalader Recognized for Excellence at 2013 Commodity Business Awards
Nov 21, 2013
Clients & Friends Memos
• Position Limits Rumors Become Reality: CFTC Adopts Final Position Limits Rule Under Dodd-Frank
Oct 19, 2011
• Liquidity Providers in 2016 Commodity Markets, Presented by the AIPN
Apr 21, 2016