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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

Clients of Mayer Brown note that its lawyers ‘understand the commercial side of things and the team is easy to deal with compared to other law firms‘. Practice head and acknowledged derivatives expert Edmund Parker is ‘not only an expert in his field, but also a good listener‘ and clients note that he is ‘practical and prepared to roll up his sleeves and get into the nitty gritty‘. Chris Arnold is a senior member of the practice and is sought after by leading investment banks, trustees, services providers and end users for advice on derivatives. Charles Malpass has a wide-ranging structured finance practice focused on real estate, non-performing loan transactions, securitisations, senior and mezzanine loan origination, and loans backed by consumer, residential mortgage and commercial mortgage debt. Dasha Sobornova advises arrangers, investment managers and corporate service providers on a range of structured finance work, and counsel Nanak Keswani handles OTC derivatives, repos and structured products.