Mayer Brown’s Structured Products team comprises experienced lawyers with market-leading experience and has been recognized with numerous accolades from Structured Products magazine, Structured Retail Products, GlobalCapital and industry guides, including Chambers & Partners, IFLR1000 and The Legal 500. Chambers USA comments that “Mayer Brown is a market-leading structured products practice with outstanding practitioners able to advise on the structuring of notes.” The Legal 500 US noted that “Mayer Brown covers the full range of transactional and regulatory mandates in the derivatives and structured products arenas, and is complemented by a robust investigations and enforcement practice.”

Financial institution issuers of structured products, their broker-dealer affiliates, distributors, platform providers, and other market participants seek out our market knowledge. Commenting on our market awareness, clients told Chambers USA that they “admire [our team’s] capacity to innovate and [their] ingenuity,” and that our lawyers are “very plugged in to the details of the market,” utilizing that “in an efficient way to craft solutions."

We assist clients from formulation of a new product or new reference index, through new product committee approval, to documentation and, subsequently, assist with regulatory, compliance and oversight issues, as well as with distribution relationships and ongoing program maintenance. We have extensive experience with SEC-registered and exempt offering programs. We can assist with:


Best Lawyers’ Best Law Firms

  • “Law Firm of the Year” for Securitization and Structured Finance Law (National), 2023, 2020

Chambers Europe

  • Ranked for Capital Markets: Structured Finance (Germany)

“Mayer Brown offers a versatile capital markets practice with a solid footing in the securitisation and derivatives market… regularly advises on complex documentation issues under EU prospectus regimes for structured products, initial margin documentation and EMIR requirements. It is also mandated for its experience in OTC transactions and master agreements, further assisting with loan and trade receivables securitisation. Mayer Brown's clientele mostly comprises national and international banks, which benefit from the law firm's global network and capability to effectively handle cross-border mandates." Chambers Europe

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