Cadwalader has "an especially broad and deep team which allows it to represent market players on both the buy and sell side" and "both strong regulatory and transactional expertise." - Chambers USA
Cadwalader represents significant market participants on both the “sell" and “buy” sides. Our derivatives work covers a full range of products in terms of structures, underlying asset classes and governing regulatory regimes. As a result, our practitioners have an extraordinary understanding of the competitive and regulatory landscape and special concerns of the full range of markets and market participants.
We regularly assist our clients in the structuring and development of a full spectrum of customized derivative products and transactions, including fixed income-, equity-, index-, currency, and rates and hedge fund and mutual fund - linked swaps, forwards, notes, warrants, caps, floors, collars, total return instruments, options as well as credit derivatives, mortgage-backed and asset-backed derivatives, municipal derivatives, exotic options, emerging market swaps, convertible bond swaps, cleared derivatives agreements, futures contracts, forward delivery contracts, guaranteed investment contracts, securities and other instruments with embedded derivatives (such as structured notes), and other special situation derivative instruments
We are also experienced in combining securitization and derivatives technologies to structure and develop products tailored to achieve specific client objectives, including programs to insure swap portfolios, loop debt defeasance structures, and other diverse products. We represent various dealers in connection with their swap trust asset repackaging programs and also act as counsel on numerous derivative business combination transactions involving "joint ventures" between derivatives dealers and credit enhancers, insurer "wraps" of derivatives dealers' derivative books and development of "AAA" derivative subsidiaries.
Our clients include:
- U.S. and international commercial and investment banks and broker-dealers;
- Investment advisers, money managers and other buy-side investors;
- Hedge funds, private equity funds and pension funds;
- Registered investment companies;
- Electronic trading platforms and trade compression companies and private/public commodity pools;
- Financial products companies and monoline insurers;
- Government sponsored enterprises; and
- Industry groups and trade associations.