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We are very experienced in advising on derivatives and structured finance products. Whether you are an issuer, product manufacturer, sell-side institution, corporate counterparty or investor, our dedicated Derivatives team offers a wide range of transactional and advisory services for all aspects of derivatives, structured products, securitisations and structured finance transactions.

Our Derivatives-related expertise includes: securitisations, and CDOs; securitised derivatives and structured products; OTC derivatives; clearing; repos and stock lending; strategic equity derivatives and equity financing; proprietary indices; insurance risk and capital hedging of bank lending and securitisation transactions; financial guarantees; regulatory advice and regulatory capital; restructuring and insolvency; master agreement negotiations; prime brokerage; funding and liquidity transactions; and repackagings. 

We have an extremely strong and well-balanced client base which includes leading investment banks, clearing banks and asset and investment managers, as well as a large variety of institutional and corporate clients, insurance companies, trustees and pension schemes, rating agencies. We also have significant experience advising liquidators and other market participants on unwinding and closing-out of derivative contracts. The team forms a part of CMS’s International Capital Markets practice comprising of more than 100 lawyers across multiple jurisdictions.

"CMS advises financial institutions on structured finance, securitisation and derivatives matters…. ‘can speak both Mandarin and English and is always ready to help.’ … ‘consistently exceeding my expectations in client service’."

Chambers Asia Pacific, 2022

"extremely professional and considerate’… brings a ‘depth of knowledge and experience’ to transactions."

Chambers Global, 2021