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When it comes to derivatives and securitisation, you can trust Hong Kong’s leading independent law firm to give you advice that is relevant and practical.

Hong Kong’s sizeable and advanced capital markets offer companies a wide range of derivative products. At the Hong Kong Futures Exchange and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, you can trade index and stock futures and options, bond, gold and interest rate futures, among a host of other products.

At Deacons, our skilled and experienced team has experience in helping clients with a wide range of derivatives and structured finance work, spanning exchange traded and OTC derivatives. We regularly assist issuers, financial institutions and investors with derivatives related to all the main asset classes, ranging from currency, equity, credit, commodity and interest rate derivatives, to more specialist products, such as property, weather and inflation derivatives. This includes advice on the usual range of product wrappers.

Deacons’ experience in securitisation is just as extensive, including advice to originators and arrangers on a wide variety of products, such as CDO and CLO programmes, and asset repackaging. Where necessary, we can call upon the assistance of our extensive team of respected corporate, tax and banking lawyers.

Recent work has included:

  • Advising on novation and netting issues in relation to the central clearing of standardised OTC derivatives transactions;

  • Acting for issuers and arrangers in securitisations, structured bond issuances and leveraged tax leases;

  • Assisting with the negotiation of ISDA master agreements.

If you would like to discuss in more detail how we could help your business, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Derivatives & Securitisation SERVICES