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 with 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 securitisation transactions (including capital relief trades and NPL transactions ) and also advises on related regulatory issues. In addition, she advises buy-side clients on a wide range of trading, compliance and portfolio management issues.

Assia 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). She is admitted to practice in England and 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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