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Linklaters Business Services, Edward Chan, London EC2Y, ENGLAND

Edward Chan

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Linklaters Business Services

Work Department

Banking, Financial Structuring

Position

Edward specialises in complex structured financings, particularly those with elements driven by regulatory or tax requirements. Edward also works with various financial institutions on prudential regulatory matters, such as advising on regulatory capital and liquidity requirements, bank ringfencing, and in relation to recovery and resolution planning.

Edward regularly advises insurers and pension schemes on the collateralisation and custodial aspects of longevity risk transfers, and has particular experience in both security and title transfer collateralisation arrangements.

Edward leads the firm’s initiative on artificial intelligence, and has been advising on the use of technology to enhance and optimise current legal processes.

Work highlights:

Edward has led on many complex financings and regulatory issues. Highlights include advising:

  • Lloyds Banking Group on its implementation of the UK’s bank ringfencing regime (as required by the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013)
  • various institutions on Brexit-related issues
  • a U.S. investment bank on a proposed derivatives joint venture with a Japanese bank
  • a Japanese bank on recapitalising a UK-regulated asset management firm
  • on collateral arrangements supporting longevity risk transfers between UK defined benefit pension schemes and various UK life insurers

Career

Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. Trainee/associate solicitor Slaughter and May 1994-2003; managing associate Linklaters 2003-06; partner 2006.

Member

Edward speaks regularly on Basel III, on artificial intelligence and the law, on Brexit and on the Eurozone crisis.

He has also written authoritatively on various subjects and his publications include:

“Legal Implications of the Greek debt crisis”, Eurozone Bulletin, Linklaters, June 2015

“Restoring confidence – The changing European banking landscape”, Linklaters, September 2014

“Brexit: potential implications for loan agreements”, Practical Law, April 2016

Basel III and its Implications for Project Finance”, The Principles of Project Finance, Gower, 2012

Education

Edward has a first class degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Balliol College, Oxford University.  He has also gained a master’s degree in Corporate and Commercial law from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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