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Deepak Sitlani

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Work 020 7456 2612
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Linklaters Business Services

Work Department

Capital markets.

Position

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.

Career

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.

Languages

English; French

Education

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


London: Finance

Derivatives and structured products

Within: Leading individuals

Deepak Sitlani - Linklaters LLP

Within: Derivatives and structured products

Linklaters LLP is 'the very best in the market', according to one client who remarks that 'for complex, innovative, cross-border work it would be our first port of call'. The firm is 'very good at keeping on top on new regulations its business acumen and industry knowledge are second-to-none'. The firm's prominent position in market-defining issues is evidenced by its work for ISDA on the impact of Brexit on the derivatives market and documentation. Deepak Sitlani and Mark Brown, who is 'hugely experienced and hardworking, and shows very impressive attention to detail', were the main partners involved. Key partner Vinay Samani has more than 20 years’ experience in debt, equity and structured finance transactions, and frequently acts for both financial institutions and corporates. One client describes him as '100% reliable; he understands how the market works and what his clients need, and he marries a relaxed, common-sense approach with in-depth technical knowledge'. Paul Lewis, who is now head of UK derivatives and structured products, focuses mainly on margin implementation for non-cleared derivatives, but also handles matters relating to the application of blockchain and smart contract technology. One client remarks that he is 'definitely the right person to lead the firm towards innovative technology solutions, as he has always been forward-looking'. Lewis and David Phillips advised BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Credit Suisse and JPMorgan on new issuance under the markets first single-issuer, multi-dealer repackaging programme. The firm's deep bench of talent includes global head of capital markets Michael Voisin; Simon Firth, who acted for British Business Bank in the provision of guarantees to United Trust Bank; Toby Gray and Matthew Monahan for repackagings and credit-linked notes, who exhibit 'good response times, good knowledge and are willing to co-operate under tight deadlines'; 'very strong partner' and rising star Mark Drury, who is 'solution-oriented and not afraid to tell it like it is'; and counsel Doug Shaw.

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London: Risk advisory

Brexit

Within: Brexit

Linklaters LLP operates across practice areas and jurisdictions to assist clients with navigating Brexit-related challenges and opportunities. In the financial services sector, the firm's depth and breadth of expertise puts it on a strong footing to advise a wide range of financial institutions on the impact of Brexit on corporate structures, reorganisation/restructuring options, financial regulatory issues (such as passporting and equivalence), jurisdiction analysis (for relocation/setting up) and employee-related issues, among others. Michael Kent, Peter Bevan and Harry Eddis are among the practitioners to note in this space. The firm also engages extensively with UK and EU trade bodies, as well as regulators; Deepak Sitlani and Mark Brown have spoken on a number of occasions at ISDA conferences. Aside from financial services, the firm advises clients from various other industries on the implications of Brexit, including retail, energy and automotive. Christopher Bellamy QC and Lucy Fergusson jointly lead the group, which also includes Nicole Kar, Charlotte Morgan and Matthew Weiniger QC.

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