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Edmund "Ed" Parker

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

London: Finance

Derivatives (including commodities)

Within: Leading individuals

Edmund Parker - Mayer Brown International LLP

Within: Derivatives (including commodities)

Mayer Brown International LLP's derivatives, structured products and securitisation group is home to recognised derivatives specialists, among whom is global practice head Edmund "Ed" Parker. Parker has been involved in key market innovations, including OTC weather and catastrophe derivatives, and has advised leading banks and custodians on uncleared derivatives initial margin custody arrangements arising from the new margin rules under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). Key partner Chris Arnold is currently advising ISDA’s newly-formed Sanctions Working Group and is leading on ISDA’s International Financial Institutions Opinions initiative. The practice is at the cutting edge of the derivatives market and it has an impressive buy-side client base advising hedge funds, asset managers, pension funds, insurance companies and multinationals. The firm's combination of US and English law capability in London enables it to handle cross-border transaction work and advise key market players on changes in US and European regulatory markets, including the Dodd-Frank Act.

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