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Geoffrey Goldman

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Derivatives & Structured Products




Geoffrey has extensive experience structuring and documenting over-the-counter derivatives transactions, particularly credit and equity derivatives. He regularly provides advice to clearinghouses and other infrastructure providers on commodities, securities and other regulatory issues relating to derivatives and other financial products. He also has broad experience representing issuers and underwriters of synthetic and cash-flow collateralized debt obligation transactions, and has advised clients on structuring public and private commodity pools.

Geoffrey represents major U.S. and foreign financial institutions, clearing organizations and trading facilities (such as IntercontinentalExchange and its subsidiaries), derivatives infrastructure providers (such as Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation), corporate users of derivatives, hedge funds and industry groups.




  • Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Derivatives and Futures Law Committee
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Committee on Futures and Derivatives Regulation


  • Columbia Law School, J.D. (Editor-in-Chief, Columbia Law Review)
  • Stanford University, A.B.

United States: Finance

Structured finance

Within: Structured finance

The ‚Äėexcellent‚Äô team at Shearman & Sterling LLP has particular expertise in structuring derivatives and providing US and EU regulatory advice to buy-side and sell-side clients. Focusing on commodities derivatives and structuring, Donna Parisi assisted seven South American, US and European banks with the negotiation of a structured repurchase transaction with Banco Central de la Rep√ļblica Argentina (BCRA), whereby the consortium of buyers purchased $5bn of Bonar bonds from BCRA. The department has also carved out a niche in acting for market infrastructure providers, and in an example of regulatory strength, Geoffrey Goldman is advising IntercontinentalExchange and its global subsidiaries on the development of their swaps and futures clearinghouses, resolution and recovery planning, and various other issues arising from the EMIR and Dodd-Frank regulations. Azam Aziz specializes in acting for hedge funds, asset managers and other financial institutions regarding note hedges, total return swaps, equity collars and prepaid forward transactions. Notable buy-side clients include Oaktree Capital and Och-Ziff Capital Management.

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