Attorneys in Chapman and Cutler’s derivative practice have extensive experience with a wide range of over-the-counter, custom-tailored and exchange-traded financial derivative products. Chapman regularly advises several major banks, corporations, insurance companies and municipal entities in transactions involving interest rate swaps, currency swaps, equity options, total return swaps, credit default swaps, forward delivery agreements and commodity hedges. In addition, we represent various market participants in connection with structured mortgage pool transactions, tender option bond programs, market value swaps and synthetic CLOs and CDOs. Attorneys in this group have worked extensively with industry standard ISDA documentation and securities loan transactions using TBMA and customized documentation, all with varying degrees of complexity and size.

We also represent an electronic financial exchange that trades derivative products, and counsel clients in connection with commodities futures and securities trading. (One of our attorneys includes derivatives documentation in a course taught to graduate attorneys at a local law school.)

Chapman is a member of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA).

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