Part of the firm's pre-eminent Capital Markets practice, the derivatives group regularly works closely with Linklaters’ global banking, corporate, derivatives litigation, energy, environmentintellectual property, investment management, pensions, real estate, regulatory, and tax practices on the market’s most important deals and legal issues. The group prides itself on its practical advice and ability to execute the most complex deals with the minimum of fuss.  

Close contact with regulatory authorities around the world allow the team to advise on the regulatory (including regulatory capital) issues that arise from the structuring and marketing of derivatives products, regardless of the legal form of those products.

Linklaters’ global team advises on derivatives relating to all asset classes. The group handles OTC format and securitised derivatives in the form of bonds, MTNs and warrants, as well as other forms of bespoke derivatives, whether entered into or issued by banks, corporates or SPVs. Major financial institutions also turn to Linklaters for advice on stock lending, repo, prime brokerage and collateral management documentation.