Meltem Kodaman practices in the areas of general corporate and securities law, concentrating on derivatives contracts, including interest rate, foreign exchange, equity and commodity products. A member of Sutherland's Corporate Practice Group, Meltem's derivatives practice represents a broad range of counterparties, including mutual funds, dealer banks, business development companies, insurance companies, pension plans, government-sponsored agencies, universities, nonprofit corporations and energy companies.
Meltem advises commercial firms on how they may be impacted by the new regulatory regime imposed on the derivatives markets by the Dodd-Frank Act as well as European derivatives reform developments, such as European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) and Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID). Meltem is also active in the firm's Transactional practice and advises clients engaged in public and private securities offerings.
Sutherland advises public companies on OTC derivatives transactions and Dodd-Frank Act compliance.
Represented a commodity pool operator in establishing one of the first publicly traded commodity pools investing in oil futures contracts and other oil interests.