- Broker-Dealer Regulation
- Commodities & Futures Regulation
- Derivatives & Structured Products
- Swap Regulation
- Financial Regulation
- OTC Derivatives
- Structured Products
|University ||Northwestern University, B.A., 2004|
|Law School||Northwestern University, School of Law, J.D., 2010|
|Admitted||2013, New York|
Nihal Patel is an associate in the firm's Financial Services Group. He counsels both financial institutions and buy-side market participants on a variety of regulatory and compliance issues relating to securities and derivatives trading. This includes, inter alia, advice as to numerous aspects of broker-dealer regulation and issues arising under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act.
Nihal also has substantial experience in drafting and negotiating prime brokerage, derivatives, and other trading and financing documentation. Recently, he was a member of the Cadwalader team that represented ISDA in the drafting of protocols and other documentation for addressing requirements of CFTC regulations adopted under Dodd-Frank. He has also been a speaker on these and related topics at ISDA conferences.
Nihal is a contributor to the chapters on trading and dealings with customers in Lofchie's Guide to Broker-Dealer Regulation and the swap jurisdiction sub-chapter of Lofchie's Guide to CPO/CTA Regulation.
He earned his B.A. from Northwestern University and his J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law, where he served on the board of the Northwestern University Law Review. Nihal is admitted to practice in the State of New York.
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•SEC SBSD Recordkeeping and Reporting Proposal
Apr 23, 2014
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CFTC Votes to Re-Propose Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps
Steven Lofchie,Nihal S. Patel,Jeffrey L. Robins, September 22, 2014
On September 17, 2014, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) voted to re-propose rules to impose initial and variation margin requirements on uncleared swaps entered into by swap dealers and major swap participants that are not regulated by a “Prudential...
Summary of Prudential Regulators’ Re-Proposed Margin Rules
Steven Lofchie,Nihal S. Patel,Jeffrey L. Robins, September 8, 2014
On September 3, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (“Board”), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Farm Credit Administration and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (collectively, the “Prudential...
SEC SBSD Recordkeeping and Reporting Proposal
Steven Lofchie,Nihal S. Patel,Jeffrey L. Robins, April 25, 2014
The SEC has published proposed recordkeeping, reporting and capital deficiency notification requirements that would apply to security-based swap dealers ("SBSDs") and major security-based swap participants ("MSBSPs") as well as to other SEC-registered broker-dealers that enter...
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