Bingham’s derivatives team provides clients with a full range of derivatives advice and coverage. Our experience reflects the many ways in which our clients use derivatives. In today’s legal and regulatory environment, with uncertainty arising from the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act, you can rely on us to effectively gauge the impact of developments on your transactions and business on the way the OTC derivatives markets operate.
We offer clients a team of lawyers who put their experience in the regulatory, transactional and litigation aspects of derivatives trading to work for clients needing advice navigating these complex and murky waters. With a practice borne of decades advising in this space, we can help you contend with the comprehensive scheme of regulation for swaps and other over-the-counter derivatives that is presently being implemented under Dodd-Frank.
As the CFTC rather than the SEC is the federal agency responsible for overseeing 95 percent of the previous unregulated markets for these instruments, we have found that our clients need an experienced partner to help them deal with an essentially unknown entity. We have significant experience with this regulator and recognize that almost any transaction, dispute or activity involving derivatives today will need to be considered with the CFTC’s rulebook in mind.
Our team offers a comprehensive set of services to all manner of clients — banks, asset managers, hedge funds and other investment vehicles, and operating companies — whose businesses involve derivatives in some way.
Bingham offers our services to clients around the globe. To do so, we draw on the significant resources of the firm's market-leading broker-dealer regulatory, financial restructuring, transactional finance, investment management, securities litigation, and white collar practices.
We are prepared to help you with both the challenges and the opportunities that you will face in the post-Dodd-Frank era.