Kibbe & Orbe advises industry groups, broker-dealers and private funds on transactions in the rapidly evolving derivatives market.
Kibbe & Orbe’s derivatives lawyers work with clients to structure and implement new derivative products, develop trading strategies utilizing complex debt and equity instruments, document and execute derivatives transactions for hedging or investment purposes, and establish master derivative trading relationships with broker-dealers.
Our Derivatives practice group collaborates with the firm’s Securities Transactions, Lending & Finance, Distressed Debt & Claims Trading, and Regulation, Compliance & Governance practices to provide comprehensive advice to funds and financial institutions that use derivatives. Our derivatives lawyers actively participate in industry-wide initiatives, including the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) working groups, and Kibbe & Orbe continues to serve as the “Designated Law Firm” in connection with the Continuity Procedures for the North American “bullet” loan credit default swap.
We focus on the types of derivatives most used by our clients, including:
Our derivatives lawyers also help our clients efficiently manage positions, risk exposure and leverage by negotiating:
In addition to transactional matters, our derivatives and regulatory lawyers provide regulatory and compliance advice relating to the treatment of derivatives transactions under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and related Commodities Future Trading Commission (CFTC) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules and regulations. We also maintain strong relationships with international local counsel to allow us to service our clients’ need for derivatives advice in international markets