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Chris Clark

Partner

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English

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 range of OTC derivatives, debt capital markets transactions, structured products linked to a wide range of asset classes and structured finance transactions. Chris is ranked as a rising star in Debt Capital Markets by The Legal 500.

Chris specialises in derivative securities and advises on, amongst other things, the drafting and structuring of proprietary indices including advising on regulatory considerations in respect thereof (including, without limitation, the EU Benchmarks Regulation) and the drafting of structured products or transactions referencing such indices/strategies.

Chris also regularly assists clients in the negotiation of a wide range of master agreements (ISDA, GMRA, GMSLA) and bespoke structured transactions entered into in connection with such agreements. In addition, Chris advises both issuers and dealers on the issue and restructuring of standalone and programme-based debt issues including retail bonds, note programmes, secured bonds and securitisation transactions.

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Education

  • 2009 – L.P.C., BBP Law School, London
  • 2008 – L.L.B., University of East Anglia, Norwich
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30/03/2021
ESG De­riv­at­ives: all the lights are green
In Decem­ber 2020, in a true sign of the times, wa­ter entered Wall Street. Just like oil, it is now a rare com­mod­ity. It is now pos­sible to hedge against a wa­ter short­age by en­ter­ing in­to fu­tures con­tracts...
06/03/2020
In­sur­ance 2020: LIBOR trans­ition and new re­quire­ments for OTC de­riv­at­ives
It has been more than two years since An­drew Bailey, Chief Ex­ec­ut­ive of the FCA, an­nounced the need for the mar­ket to trans­ition away from LIBOR be­fore the end of 2021. Reg­u­lat­ors and in­surers are fo­cus­ing...
06/03/2020
In­sur­ance 2020: LIBOR trans­ition and new re­quire­ments for OTC de­riv­at­ives
It has been more than two years since An­drew Bailey, Chief Ex­ec­ut­ive of the FCA, an­nounced the need for the mar­ket to trans­ition away from LIBOR be­fore the end of 2021. Reg­u­lat­ors and in­surers are fo­cus­ing...
08/11/2019
EMIR Ini­tial Mar­gin: In­tra­group trans­ac­tions ex­emp­tions
As de­riv­at­ive coun­ter­parties be­gin to look ahead to the im­ple­ment­a­tion of Phase 5 and 6 of the EMIR ini­tial mar­gin rules in Septem­ber 2020 and 2021 (re­spect­ively), there are a num­ber of ex­emp­tions in...