The OTC derivatives market has received unprecedented scrutiny from lawmakers in the United States and Europe in 2009 and reforms are quickly progressing. Please join Paul Forrester and Edmund Parker as they discuss global changes in derivatives regulation including:

  • The proposed Over-the-Counter Derivatives Markets Act of 2009 (OTC Act) and the regulatory environment in the United States
  • The regulatory environment in Europe and the development of the new central clearing platforms
  • What derivatives regulation may look like in 2010

This seminar provides a unique opportunity to understand the global currents currently shaping derivatives regulation.

Presented by:

J. Paul Forrester, Partner, Chicago. Mr. Forrester is a finance and securities lawyer whose practice is especially focused on bank facilities; bond (including high-yield) financings; credit, commodity, currency, and interest rate derivative transactions; collateralized bond, loan, fund and debt obligations; energy financings and energy management outsourcing; project financings; structured credit products; and restructurings, reorganizations and workouts.

Edmund Parker, Partner, London. Mr. Parker advises on complex OTC credit and equity derivatives, property derivatives, commodity derivatives (including emissions trading), Islamic derivatives and insurance and pensions-linked derivative structures. He also advises on repackagings, as well as distress situations affecting derivatives.

Thursday, September 17, 2009
Registration: 5:30 p.m.
Program: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Reception to follow.

Mayer Brown LLP
19th Floor
1675 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

CLE credit is pending.

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This is part of our continuing coverage of Derivatives reform. For the most recent Client Update please see: OTC Derivatives-In the Crosshairs of US Legislative and Regulatory Change Part III: An Update.

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