Futures and Derivatives

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Overview

Our Clients

Katten's Futures and Derivatives team advises domestic and international banks and brokerage firms, fund managers, trading advisors and proprietary trading firms. We also represent domestic and foreign exchanges, clearing organizations, and swap execution facilities.

Our Services

Our Futures and Derivatives practice encompasses exchange-traded and over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives across all asset classes and transaction types. We pride ourselves on finding commercially sensible solutions to client problems that are consistent with applicable law and regulations, and conduct our practice with an awareness of the time-sensitive and market-driven nature of the issues our clients face.

Drawing on a wealth of experience with all types of derivatives, we support clients in derivatives transactions by providing comprehensive advice on product structuring, implementation and documentation; regulatory compliance; governmental and self-regulatory organization investigations and enforcement actions; contract termination, enforcement and recovery following insolvency and other defaults; and resolution of disputes, including formal mediation, arbitration and litigation.

Close cooperation with other practices enables the Futures and Derivatives group to access the knowledge and resources of attorneys focused on ERISA, bankruptcy and cross-border work to fully serve our clients' needs. As one of the few law firms with significant experience in both exchange-traded and OTC derivatives, Katten is uniquely qualified to help clients respond to the regulatory challenges created by the convergence of those markets resulting from the Dodd-Frank Act and mandatory swap clearing.

Our approach to derivatives issues is practical, not theoretical. Katten attorneys have worked in-house for a wide range of industry regulators and participants, such as the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of Justice (DOJ), New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), and large national and international investment banks. Katten serves as regulatory counsel to the Futures Industry Association (FIA) and the lawyers in this practice participate actively in industry and market initiatives, including the documentation projects sponsored by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA).

Firm News
Articles
November 4, 2015
Advisories
Newsletters
March 28, 2016
September 21, 2015
September 14, 2015
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April 27, 2015
April 20, 2015
April 13, 2015
Events
November 16, 2016
October 25–26, 2016
Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2016
CLE Eligible | New York, New York
October 20, 2016
8th Annual Conference on Futures & Derivatives
CLE Eligible | Chicago, Illinois
May 24, 2016
April 28, 2016
April 27, 2016
March 15–18, 2016
FIA Boca 2016 Conference | Boca Raton, Florida
February 25, 2016
February 9, 2016
December 8, 2015
November 11, 2015
November 5, 2015
FIA Futures and Options Expo | Chicago, Illinois
October 21, 2015
Canadian Annual Derivatives Conference | Québec City; Quebec, Canada
October 6, 2015
September 30, 2015
July 28 and July 30, 2015
June 22–23, 2015
June 9–10, 2015
International Derivatives Expo | London, United Kingdom
March 17, 2015
FOW Trading Amsterdam 2015 | Amsterdam, Netherlands
November 5, 2014
June 10–11, 2014
June 25–26, 2013
IDX International Derivatives Expo | London, United Kingdom
June 19–20, 2013
April 25, 2013
November 28, 2012
January 21, 2011
February 18, 2010

Recognition

Finance – Derivatives and Structured Products, 2016
Derivatives and Futures Law (Chicago), 2011–2017
Capital Markets: Derivatives (USA), 2015
Derivatives and Futures Law (National), 2011–2017
Investment Funds: Hedge Funds, 2014
Corporate and Commercial – Financial Services (Non–Contentious/Regulatory), 2014–2016
Capital Markets: Derivatives (Nationwide), 2008, 2014–2016
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Recognition

Finance – Derivatives and Structured Products, 2016
Derivatives and Futures Law (Chicago), 2011–2017
Capital Markets: Derivatives (USA), 2015
Derivatives and Futures Law (National), 2011–2017
Investment Funds: Hedge Funds, 2014
Corporate and Commercial – Financial Services (Non–Contentious/Regulatory), 2014–2016
Capital Markets: Derivatives (Nationwide), 2008, 2014–2016

OUR CLIENTS SAY...

"The Derivatives and Futures Law group at Katten is indispensable to in-house counsel."

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" 2016
(Derivatives and Futures Law)

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