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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 and structured products

Within: Leading individuals

Ed Parker - Mayer Brown International LLP

Within: Derivatives and structured products

Mayer Brown International LLP frequently advises on some of the largest and most complex derivatives matters in Europe for dealers, though it also has an impressive buy-side client base that includes hedge funds, asset managers, pension funds, insurance companies and multinational corporates. Its presence in international deals is due, in part, to the synergy between its London practice and its derivatives capability in New York, Hong Kong, Germany and elsewhere in Europe. This global presence enables it to be at the forefront of regulatory matters, particularly in regard to the impact of US and European regulatory developments such as the Dodd-Frank Act and EMIR. The London practice is also counsel to industry body ISDA on key matters. A highlight deal from 2017 was its advice to BT Pension Scheme Trustees on the implementation of new margin rules under EMIR, which included assisting with compliance issues and negotiating documentation with market counterparties. Global head of derivatives and structured products Ed Parker is 'extremely knowledgeable about ISDA documentation' and worked on that matter with counsel Marcin Perzanowski. They also acted for Zurich Group in EMIR compliance matters. US- and UK-qualified partner Chris Arnold is 'very responsive and knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with'. He recently assisted a leading global bank with the update of documentation for its structured products issuance across all asset classes. Counsel Nanak Keswani is also recommended for work on OTC derivatives, repos and structured products.

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