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Capital Markets & Derivatives lawyers

The financial crisis and its aftermath have had a considerable impact on the financial markets. There have been significant changes in the practice and regulation of capital markets, derivatives and structured finance products. Whether you are an issuer, product manufacturer, sell-side institution, corporate counterparty or investor, our dedicated Capital Markets and Derivatives team offers a wide range of transactional and advisory services for all aspects of capital markets, derivatives, structured products and structured finance transactions.

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, trustees and pension schemes. The team forms a part of CMS’ International Capital Markets practice comprising more than 100 lawyers across multiple jurisdictions.

They provide good pragmatic advice, because they have a good understanding of the commercial background.
Chambers UK, 2016

We have expertise in the following product areas: eurobonds, securitisations, high-yield bonds, project bonds 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; finding and liquidity transactions; and repackagings. 

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Jason Brooks
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Jason Brooks is a partner in the Financial Services and Products group.  He advises leading investment and retail banks as well as other financial institutions and corporates on a wide range of derivatives...
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Michael Cavers
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Michael Cavers is a partner in the Financial Services and Products Group. Having joined CMS in 2002, he became a partner in 2012 and has extensive experience advising on a range of debt capital markets...
Chris Clark
Chris Clark
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Chris is a Partner within the Capital Markets and Derivatives team at CMS and has a broad range of experience in advising leading investment banks, corporates and other financial institutions on a wide...
Mike Delaney
Mike Delaney
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Mike is a partner in our Finance and Restructuring team. He advises lenders and borrowers on a wide range of transactions and has particular experience in real estate finance and structured finance in...
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Will Dibble
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Will Dibble is a partner in the Financial Services and Products group.  He advises leading investment and retail banks as well as other financial institutions and corporates on a wide range of derivatives...
Neil Hamilton
Neil Hamilton
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Neil Hamilton is a Capital Markets partner with over 20 years' experience in securitisation and structured finance.Neil acts for arrangers, originators, collateral managers and servicers and has extensive...
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Jason Harding
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Jason Harding acts for a wide range of leading financial institutions and corporates in all areas of the debt capital markets, including Eurobonds, securitisations, high-yield bonds, project bonds, collateralised...
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Thomas Lockley
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Thomas Lockley is a partner in CMS' Financial Services and Products team, specialising in derivatives, transactional (re)insurance and alternative risk and capital transfer.Thomas advises investment banks...
Ruth Marken
Ruth Marken
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Manchester
Ruth Marken is a partner in the Banking & International Finance Team at CMS Manchester.  Ruth advises on the full range of financing transactions, with expertise in acting for corporate, fund and lender...
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Stephen Phillips
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Stephen Phillips is a partner with over 20 years of experience in a wide range of finance transactions.He acts for both banks and borrowers in various sectors, including oil and gas, financial institutions...