Assia Damianova 

Special Counsel – London
T.+44 (0) 20 7170 8564
Dashwood House
69 Old Broad Street
London EC2M 1QS
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Assia Damianova is special counsel in the Capital Markets Group in Cadwalader’s London office.

Her practice focuses on complex financing transactions involving a wide variety of asset classes. Assia has extensive experience of derivative products (including credit default swaps, credit-linked notes, total return swaps, currency and interest rate swaps, equity derivatives, repos and other derivative instruments) and also advises on EMIR compliance and related regulatory issues. In addition, Assia advises buy-side clients on a wide range of asset management issues, including AIFMD compliance.

Assia was shortlisted by Euromoney for its 2011 Women in Business Law Awards, in the structured finance category.

She received a Bachelor of Laws in 1994 from the University of Wales, College of Cardiff. Before that, she attended the Law Department of Sofia University (1988-1991) and also attended a one year course in Business Administration and Eastern European Studies. Assia took the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Chester (1994-1995). Assia is admitted to the roll of Solicitors of England & Wales.

  • Advising a major U.S. buy-side participant on accessing the LCH.Clearnet platform to clear interest rate derivatives.
  • Advising a collateral manager in relation with its appointment during the restructuring of seven structured deals.
  • Advising broker-dealers and buy-side clients on issues relating to EMIR, AIFMD, short-selling, client asset protection and counterparty risk.
  • Advising on a number of de-risking, ratings-related and other restructuring projects linked to structured products and derivatives.



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