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Ropes & Gray

Work Department

Asset Management






Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory

Ropes & Gray LLP has a mixture of regulatory, transactional and fund formation capabilities, representing a number of asset managers on their activities throughout the UK, US, Asia and Europe. Eve Ellis is especially well-versed in the ESG issues facing asset managers, while fellow practice co-head Anna Lawry is an expert in the regulation of derivatives, securities transactions and structured products.

London > Finance > Derivatives and structured products

Ropes & Gray‘s London derivatives and structured products team has a strong reputation among asset managers, alternative credit providers, hedge fund managers and private equity firms, for which it handles complex derivative and structured financing transactions. The firm is also regarded as a key adviser to asset managers on regulatory matters. Its regulatory work is frequently cross-border in nature, drawing on the firm’s technical expertise in areas such as UCITS eligible assets rules, and risk retention. The practice, led by Anna Lawry, frequently advises the implementation of initial margin requirements for OTC derivatives, LIBOR replacement in the derivatives and structured products markets, the settlement discipline regime under the Central Securities Depositaries Regulation and the changes to the EU resolution stay rules in the revised Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive. ‘Its strength is in its commitment to providing timely, practical, business-friendly advice that reflects a knowledge of current market practice‘, remarks a client.