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Edmund “Ed” Parker

Edmund “Ed” Parker

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"Ranked Band 1 Lawyer for Structured Finance and Derivatives (Chambers 2014); Leading Individual for Derivatives and Structured Products (Legal 500, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010); a Selected Leading Lawyer for Derivatives (IFLR 1000, 2014); and nominee for Derivatives Lawyer of the Year 2014."

Edmund Parker is global co-head of the Derivatives & Structured Products practice, and head of the firm’s Banking & Finance practice in London. He is also a co-head of the India practice.

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 and receiving strong market praise from the legal directories (see Accolades), the most recent sources describe Ed as "very user-friendly and very easy to deal with," adding that "he really knows his stuff" (Chambers UK 2014) and is "a leader in his field" (Legal 500 2013). Legal 500 2013, quoted market sources describing the Derivatives and Structured Products practice as "A fantastic alternative to the Magic Circle"; "has its finger on the pulse with ISDA and transatlantic regulatory work"; and provides "military-style turnaround, good value and a deep bench".

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.

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