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Derivatives Deskbook: Close-Out Netting, Risk Mitigation, Litigation (Second Edition)

Author(s): Sylvie A. Durham
Practice Area: Banking and finance, Bankruptcy and restructuring, Credit risk, Derivatives, Financial products, Financial risk, Litigation, Risk management, Securities and other financial products, Securities litigation
Published: Apr 2014
Supplement Date: Feb 2019 i Other versions can be found in the Related Items tab.
ISBN: 9781402421655
PLI Item #: 52756

Derivatives Deskbook: Close-Out Netting, Risk Mitigation, Litigation is a comprehensive resource for all users of swap agreements and derivatives, from financial institutions to corporate end-users.

This treatise:

  • Defines the key terminology and identifies the major players
  • Discusses the full range of required documentation
  • Highlights best practices for the legal risk management of derivatives
  • Includes numerous practice-tested legal forms

Additionally, Derivatives Deskbook provides an extensive analysis of close-out netting, examining:

  • The termination events and events of default that can trigger the early termination of OTC derivative transactions
  • The complex process of calculating the early termination amounts due the parties under the transactions
  • How derivatives transactions can be terminated in ways that minimize the damage to the parties and to the global financial system
Derivatives Deskbook is a unique resource, providing a comprehensive discussion of difficult-to-find litigation cases from foreign jurisdictions, as well as including, for the reader’s convenience, the key Dodd-Frank and EMIR regulations.
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Sylvie Durham is a shareholder at the law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. She spent three years as the general counsel and investment director at a New York based structured credit derivatives fund. Prior to that, she was an investment banker and the Head of Structured Equity Products at BNP Paribas. Prior to BNP Paribas, she was a partner in the Structured Finance & Derivatives Group at the New York law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Ms. Durham has over twenty years of experience on both the legal and business side of derivatives, structured derivatives and structured products.

She has been involved as both a lawyer and investment banker in derivatives and structured derivative products for twenty years and has represented major investment and commercial banks, hedge funds, private equity funds, issuers, and investors in a broad array of structured derivative transactions in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. She has written numerous articles and been a frequent speaker on topics relating to derivatives.

She received her legal degree from the University of Virginia and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Georgetown University.