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Linklaters LLP

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ONE SILK STREET, LONDON, EC2Y 8HQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7456 2000
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Fax 020 7456 2222
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10 LONDON CITY EC3
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Vinay Samani

Tel:
Work 020 7456 4604
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Linklaters LLP

Work Department

Capital markets.

Position

Specialist in capital markets, advising investment banks and corporate issuers. Background in European and Asian debt and equity finance and structured products, having worked on some of the first highly structured deals in Asia and also the first direct issuance regulatory capital instruments in the UK. Particular current focus on OTC derivatives, indices, retail structured products and repackaging platforms over a variety of asset classes including funds, equity, fixed income and commodities.

Career

Trainee solicitor Linklaters, London and New York 1992-94; associate, London 1994-2004; partner 2004 to date.

Languages

Gujarati.

Education

University of Birmingham (1991 LLB Hons); De Montfort University (1992 Law Society Finals).


London: Finance

Derivatives (including commodities)

Within: Leading individuals

Vinay Samani - Linklaters LLP

Within: Derivatives (including commodities)

'At the very top of the market', remarks a client of Linklaters LLP who adds that 'on our most complicated trades we find their cross-border ability very useful and they are excellent at keeping on top of new regulations'. The firm is regarded as one of the leaders in derivatives clearing and related regulatory advice, margin requirements for non-centrally cleared OTC derivatives, complex CLOs, synthetic securitisations, ESMA-compliant balance sheet securitised derivatives, bespoke repackagings, longevity derivatives, fund-linked derivatives, complex equity derivatives and commodity title transfer financings. ' Industry leader' Deepak Sitlani, who is a key adviser to ISDA, leads the derivatives and structured products practice, in which standout partners include leading securitised and OTC derivatives expert Vinay Samani; Simon Firth who 'literally wrote the book on derivatives'; Paul Lewis , who has a particular focus on margin implementation for non-cleared derivatives; global head of capital markets Michael Voisin; and up-and-coming partner Mark Drury , whose broad practice covers exchange-traded and OTC derivatives, repackaged notes, hedge and mutual fund-linked products, cash and synthetic CLOs/CDOs and fund derivatives.

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