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Deepak Sitlani

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Linklaters LLP

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Capital markets.


Deepak is a Partner in the derivatves and structured products group. He is a specialist in structuring and documenting documenting of derivative transactions across the full spectrum of asset classes, including OTC equity derivatives, credit derivatives, interest rate and commodity derivatives. Deepak acts for a wide range of entities, including investment banks, corporates, investment managers, share scheme trustees and pension fund trustees. He has also acted for ISDA on Brexit, the EU Benchmark Regulation, the development of fallbacks to IBOR, the posting of Japanese collateral as initial margin, the 2011 Equity Derivatives Definitions and a template emerging markets equity option confirmation. He is a regular speaker on a wide range of derivatives topics as well as at ISDA sponsored conferences.


Trained Clifford Chance; qualified 2000; equity derivatives transaction support, JP Morgan 1998-99; trainee solicitor Clifford Chance 2000; associate financial regulation department (derivatives), Linklaters 2002; associate derivatives and structured products department 2005; managing associate 2007; partner 2007 to date.


English; French


King’s College London (LLB Law); Université de Paris I, La Sorbonne (Maîtrise French Law).

London: Finance

Derivatives (including commodities)

Within: Leading individuals

Deepak Sitlani - 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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London: Risk advisory


Within: Brexit

Linklaters LLP fields a global team of experts, led by global competition chair  Christopher Bellamy QC and corporate partner  Lucy Fergusson  to advise clients on the full range of Brexit-related risks and strategies. The cross-practice group is particularly active with financial services clients, handling a variety of issues including contingency planning and cross-border reorganisations .Other  key names in this group include global head of finance and projects Michael Kent, Peter Bevan, who leads the financial regulation group, and global co-head of fintech Harry Eddis. Deepak Sitlani and Mark Brown are the primary contacts for capitals markets-related issues, Nicole Kar heads up the UK competition group, and Charlotte Morgan leads the global energy and infrastructure practice.

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