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Rhian Roberts

Counsel, London



Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales


Specialises in the structuring and documenting of complex OTC derivative transactions, including commodity and emissions-related derivatives, interest rate, currency and inflation-linked products, credit derivatives and equity derivatives. She has a particular interest in finance-linked derivatives and advises both hedge banks and borrowers in relation to the structuring of hedging solutions.  She also has a specialism in advising on regulatory capital, collateral and netting. Rhian acts for a range of entities, including investment banks, corporates, energy firms and investment managers and is a regular speaker on a wide range of topics.

Commodities and energy-related experience includes:

  • regular advice on trading documentation for all commodity asset classes, including metals leasing transactions, master netting arrangements, collateral and regulatory capital analysis
  • preparing standard form trading and custody documentation for LME metals for a leading investment bank
  • advising Barclays Bank PLC on metals hedging arrangements with Aser Recuperación del Zinc, S.L. in connection with the entry into of a €355,500,000 Senior Facilities Agreement
  • advice on commodity and freight hedging transactions in the context of acquisitions of commodity-producing firms, including forward sales and refining margin hedges
  • advising a leading investment bank on metals hedging arrangements in connection with a pre-export financing transaction
Professional Experience

2012 to date Counsel, Linklaters
2007 - 2012 Managing Associate, Derivatives and Structured Products Group, Linklaters
2004 - 2007 Associate, Derivatives and Structured Products Group, Linklaters
2002 - 2004 Associate, Finance Department, Baker & McKenzie, London
2000 - 2002 Trainee Solicitor, Baker & McKenzie, London and Hong Kong


2002 - Admitted as a solicitor
2000 - Diploma in Legal Practice, BPP Law School
1999 - Common Professional Examination, The College of Law
1998 - University of Oxford, B.A. Modern History