First Derivatives has a team of experienced capital markets lawyers who have legal qualifications and practical experience in North America
(New York Bar), EMEA (England, Ireland, Germany, France & Spain) and Asia (Japan, China, Singapore). These lawyers combine local legal
knowledge with practical experience of capital markets and financial services regulation. We aim to provide a cost effective, professional
and superior service that mitigates risk and allows leading investment banks and hedge funds to concentrate on their business operations.
So whether you are entering new markets, exiting entire business lines or implementing local or global change programs First Derivatives'
Legal Consulting practice can help you.
The team has worked for leading investment banks, fund managers, issuers, originators, trustees, rating agencies and other counterparties,
and in relation to securitisation transactions, in all types of asset classes including asset-backed commercial paper. They take an integrated
approach to capital markets, securitisation and derivatives work. Accordingly, lawyers get a high level of hands-on experience across all
these disciplines, rather than being required to specialise in one area.
Our capital markets lawyers have gained invaluable experience from working with other parts of our consulting and software business, such as
reference and other data (Data Services) where our legal consultants have developed expertise relating to the content of legal reference
data and its impact on client business. They are also used to interacting with subject matter experts and internal business partners in
Credit Risk, Treasury and Sales. Further, they have conducted data quality reviews, analysis and reconciliation exercises. They have also
contributed to the design and preparation of reports, including provision of data as a service to stakeholders.
Our Legal Consultants:
First Derivatives' Legal Consulting practice is made up of lawyers who understand the working environment of capital markets. They have
first-hand experience of the risks, complexities and pressures this environment brings. Accordingly, our consultants:
Together this team aims to provide a cost effective and professional alternative to international law firms.
- Possess strong analytical skills
- Have outstanding communication skills
- Have a strong service orientation, with good client management skills
- Are able to work under pressure, prioritise and respond to deadlines
- Are accustomed to flexible work practices and have an ability to adapt style as required
- Have a reliable, open and co-operative attitude with a professional outlook
- Have the ability to work within a team or alone as a self starter
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