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Commodity Derivatives: Documenting and Understanding Commodity Derivative Products

August 2010
Globe Law & Business
Publisher: Globe Business Publishing, Ltd.

Consulting Editors: Edmund Parker and Marcin Perzanowski

Edmund Parker as co-editor with Marcin Perzanowski of new leading textbook on commodity derivatives documentation. The book examines the full spectrum of commodity derivative transactions, explaining each type of transaction, together with the documentation involved. In particular, the book analyses and guides the reader through the full suite of over-the-counter, exchange-traded and structured commodity derivative documentation, and provides a detailed guide to International Swaps and Derivatives Association and other leading documentation platforms, as well as the regulatory and tax issues affecting commodity derivative products in the United Kingdom and United States.

Edmund Parker is author of the "Overview and Introduction to Commodity Derivatives" chapter, and co-author of chapters on the "2005 ISDA Commodity Derivatives Definitions"; "The ISDA Suite of Commodity Derivatives Documentation", "Freight Derivatives"; and "Emissions Trading". Nanak Keswani is co-author of a chapter on "Exchange Traded Commodity Derivatives."

Although the market has been around for centuries, commodity derivatives remain a vital and increasingly sophisticated product today.  Airlines continue to hedge themselves against volatility in fuel prices, mining corporations against declines in metal values and power companies against rises in the price of natural gas. 
 
Although the popularity of commodity derivatives has grown spectacularly in recent years, little has been written about the array of products or their documentation.
 
Commodity Derivatives: Documenting and Understanding Commodity Derivative Products examines the full spectrum of commodity derivative transactions. This accessible title explains each type of transaction, together with the documentation involved. In particular, the book analyses and guides the reader through the full suite of over-the-counter, exchange-traded and structured commodity derivative documentation, and provides a detailed guide to International Swaps and Derivatives Association and other leading documentation platforms.
 
The book further contains detailed analysis of the regulatory and tax issues affecting commodity derivative products in the United Kingdom and United States.
 
This title is edited by Edmund Parker, head of derivatives at Mayer Brown, London (author of Credit Derivatives: Documenting and Understanding Credit Derivative Products and editor of Equity Derivatives: Documenting and Understanding Equity Derivative Products),and Marcin Perzanowski, an associate at Mayer Brown, London.

Authors

  • Edmund “Ed” Parker
    T +44 20 3130 3922
  • Marcin Perzanowski
    T +44 20 3130 3306
  • Nanak Keswani
    Of Counsel
    T +44 20 3130 3710
  • Sandy Bhogal
    T +44 20 3130 3645
  • Nanak Keswani
    Of Counsel
    T +44 20 3130 3710
  • Danuta de Vries (née Rychlicka)
    T +44 20 3130 3331
Bank of England: Miles Bake; Citigroup: David Johnson; Mayer Brown International LLP: Sabine Bertin; Sandy Bhogal; Dharini Collins; Ellen Doubtfire; Erica Johansson; Nanak Keswani; Amandeep Kharaud; Aimee Lewis; Aaron McGarry; Catriona Nicol; Edmund Parker; Marcin Perzanowski; Danuta Rychlicka
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