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Cadwalader fields "one of the best derivatives practices in the country, without a shadow of a doubt" and "clients turn to the firm for equity derivatives trading, documentation and regulation," obtaining advice which is said to be "always of the highest quality and incredibly insightful." - Chambers USA

Cadwalader's early roots in the derivatives and structured products markets, representing issuers, dealers and end-users, provides our practitioners with an extraordinary understanding of the fundamental building blocks that form the basis of complex derivatives and structured products transactions. In recognition of our industry-leading capabilities, we have received a number of honors, including: the 2012 and 2013 IFLR Americas award for Structured Finance and Securitisation Team of the Year; the 2012 IFLR Americas award for Structured Finance and Securitisation Deal of the Year; named the 2012 and 2013 Derivatives Week/Derivatives Intelligence Global Law Firm of the Year; and named the 2012, 2013 and 2014 US News & World Report Derivatives Law Firm of the Year.

Our clients value our creativity, technical experience, sophisticated market knowledge, and transaction execution, and include U.S. and international commercial and investment banks; financial guarantors; financial products, energy, and agricultural trading companies; plan asset managers; investment advisers; registered investment companies; hedge funds; commodity pools; private equity funds; pension funds; electronic trading platforms; government sponsored enterprises; institutional investors; commercial credit companies; issuers; investors; end-users and trustees; and other market participants.

Our Chambers-, Legal 500-, and IFLR-ranked derivatives and structured products practitioners combine market-leading regulatory knowledge and transactional experience with fully-integrated, top-tier securities, tax, ERISA, structured transactions, energy and commodities, banking and financial restructuring practices to provide clients with prompt, practical and comprehensive advice on the most complex derivatives issues and transactions.

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Restructuring of Unlisted EU Companies: AIFMD Applies to Non-EU Fund Managers on Acquisitions of Substantial Stakes
Robert Cannon,Assia Damianova,Mitzi Huang,Nick Shiren, August 28, 2014
The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive ("AIFMD") imposes restrictions on "asset stripping" on managers ("AIFMs") of alternative investment funds ("AIFs") that acquire control of EU companies. The rules contain new notification requirements (as low...

EMIR Clearing and Margin Consultation Paper Proposes Rules Which Will Impose Substantial Trading Costs on Market Participants
Assia Damianova,Doron F. Ezickson,Nick Shiren,Adam Topping, May 15, 2014
The European Market Infrastructure Regulation ("EMIR") imposes a number of risk mitigation techniques on counterparties to uncleared swaps. Some of those involve much tighter operational procedures (such as the rules for timely confirmations, portfolio reconciliation and dispute...