Sources enthuse over Ed Parker's "encyclopaedic knowledge of all things ISDA. Whatever the transaction thrown at him, he knows the technical points inside out."
Chambers UK 2013
Edmund Parker is head of the London office's Derivatives & Structured Products practice. He is also co-head of the firm's global Derivatives & Structured Products practice, heads the firm’s UK Capital Markets practice, and is a Co-practice leader of the Indian Practice Group.
He advises on complex OTC and structured credit, equity 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 (see Experience
Consistently ranked as a key individual by both Chambers
and Legal 500
, Ed ”is an authority on complex OTC derivatives, property and commodity derivatives” (Chambers UK 2012
). His "encyclopaedic knowledge means he knows the technical points inside out" notes Legal 500 2012
; he is "willing to go the extra mile and gives clear, commercially focused advice" (2011
); he "offers excellent levels of service, he has done a great job pushing the practice to the forefront among London firms" (2010
); he embodies its "fair, objective and rigorous approach" and “is well liked throughout the industry” (2009
). Chambers UK 2009
noted that he "would easily fit into any top-tier derivatives practice" and "has great expertise".
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 co-writing a new book, Equity Derivatives: A Practitioner’s Guide to the 2002 & 2011 ISDA Equity Derivatives Definitions. Ed is fluent in Spanish.