Capital Markets Partner, London
"I am focused on OTC derivatives and the related regulatory requirements. I have particular expertise in equity derivative products, including strategic corporate equity derivatives, equity financings and a range of risk transfer arrangements."
Education and qualifications
Doug is a capital markets partner based in London, who acts on a wide variety of OTC derivative and structured finance transactions. He advises major international and domestic banks, as well as a range of buy-side institutions – including corporates, hedge funds and pension schemes.
His practice covers all of the underlying asset classes and standard forms of trading agreements, including the ISDA Master Agreement, GMSLA and GMRA. His work routinely involves related structuring advice and analysis of the practical and regulatory issues associated with those trades.
He has particular expertise in the structuring and negotiation of equity derivative products, including collars, put/call options and spreads, total returns swaps and prepaid forwards.
Doug also provides detailed regulatory advice in respect of OTC derivatives and stock loans/repos, including EMIR, SFTR, CSDR, CRR and BRRD. Recent experience includes extensive work on regulatory margin implementation for major buy and sell-side clients and focus on the reporting requirements under EMIR.
Doug plays an active role in industry discussions on regulatory and practice developments in OTC derivatives and stock loans/repos.
He advised ISDA on the ISDA 2017 Portfolio Compression Agreement and the ISDA Master Regulatory Disclosure Letter. He also advised ISDA, FIA, ICMA, ISLA and AFME on publication of the Master Regulatory Reporting Agreement.
Doug is a regular speaker at ISDA conferences.