Mr Edmund "Ed" Parker > Mayer Brown International LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Mayer Brown International LLP

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Banking & Finance


Edmund Parker is global co-head of the Derivatives & Structured Products practice, and head of the firm’s Banking & Finance practice in London. The Derivatives & Structured Products recently won European Law Firm of the Year, and was nominated for Global Law Firm of the Year, at the 2015 Global Capital Awards. He advises on complex OTC and structured credit, equity, fx and commodity derivatives (including emissions trading), as well as insurance and pensions-linked derivative structures. He advises on distressed derivatives, together with our litigators and insolvency specialists; as well as advising on central clearing issues and derivatives regulation, together with our regulatory team. Ed has strong structured finance/debt issuance skills in particular in relation to CLOs and hybrid structures.


Ed has written extensively on derivatives matters (see News & Publications). He is the industry’s most widely published lawyer on the subject, with his views regularly sought by the press and on television. His written works include an acclaimed trilogy of derivatives books, consisting of, as sole author Credit Derivatives: Documenting and Understanding Credit Derivative Products, as sole editor Equity Derivatives: Documenting and Understanding Equity Derivative Products, and as co-editor Commodity Derivatives: Documenting and Understanding Commodity Derivative Products. He is currently finalising his new book, Credit Derivatives: Understanding and Working with the 2014 ISDA Credit Derivatives Definitions, which will be released in 2016. Ed is a co-head of the firm’s India practice.


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Assistant to the Court of the Worshipful Company of Solicitors of the City of London Liveryman, Worshipful Company of Solicitors of the City of London Granted the Freedom of the Worshipful Company of Solicitors of the City of London Granted the Freedom of the City of London Member of PLC Finance (Practical Law Company) consultation board. Practical Law Company (PLC) is the leading provider of legal know-how, transactional analysis and market intelligence for lawyers. The consultation board comprises leading experts in Finance and related areas.


The College of Law, London; Legal Practice Course Queen Mary, University of London; LLM, International Business Law Dundee University; LLB, (Hons)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Derivatives and structured products

(Hall of Fame)

Edmund ParkerMayer Brown International LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP is regarded as having one of the leading derivatives practices in London, and it has a stellar client roster. The firm is a key adviser to Bank of America on derivatives and repo financing transactions,  and continues to assist global banks with LIBOR transition matters. Acknowledged derivatives expert Edmund Parker is head of a four-partner group following the recruitment of Musonda Kapotwe  from Barclays, who joins the vastly experienced Chris Arnold and the newly promoted Nanak Keswani. Kapotwe has significant transactional experience advising on the impact of UK financial services regulation on banking, capital markets and derivative transactions. A key strand of Arnold’s work is acting as counsel to ISDA, which has recently included advice on issues arising in the derivatives market as a result of the global imposition of sanctions following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He also acted for regular client BNP Paribas on on a first-to-market ESG-linked repo transaction with Italian lender Cassa depositi e prestiti S.p.A.