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Chris Arnold is a partner in the Derivatives & Structured Products practice of the London office. Dual-qualified in English and New York law, Chris has more than a decade of experience across a broad range of capital markets and structured finance transactions, with a particular focus on derivatives and structured products. He has advised on numerous complex derivatives for leading market participants and has also been involved in many high-profile industry initiatives. Chris acts for the world’s leading investment banks, as well as other financial institutions, end users, trustees, service providers and industry groups. His practice covers derivatives, repos, securities lending, structured securities and other risk transfer agreements linked to interest rates, foreign exchange, corporate and sovereign credit, equities, commodities, funds, insurance risks and strategic indices. He also advises institutions on European and US regulation of OTC derivatives markets and legal risk management, including situations involving distressed transactions. He is a regular speaker on derivatives documentation and regulation and has spoken at numerous conferences around the globe.


Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2010, Chris worked in the London and New York offices of another large international law firm and spent six months on secondment to Goldman Sachs. Admissions: England and Wales New York




Nottingham Law School; Legal Practice Course (Distinction) University of Nottingham; LLB (Hons)

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London > Finance > Derivatives and structured products

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Chris ArnoldMayer Brown International LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP frequently advises some of the largest users of derivatives in the world on transactional and regulatory matters, as well as handling a range of structured products, not least synthetic securitisation. Global practice head and derivatives expert Edmund “Ed” Parker is ‘absolutely brilliant – for a senior partner he always responds calls immediately and he is pragmatic‘. He recently advised Bank of New York Mellon on LIBOR transition and its effect on the bank’s global portfolio of derivatives. Dual-qualified in English and New York law, Chris Arnold is ‘exemplary for CDS in particular and provides good market colour with quick, accurate and succinct responses‘. Charles Malpass, who joined from Dechert LLP in 2021,  adds weight in structured products, as well as real estate, non-performing loan transactions and securitisation. Counsel Nanak Keswani is ‘a very competent lieutenant and also a very safe pair of hands.’