Simpson Thacher's derivatives practice is recognized internationally and is anchored in our experience in providing legal and strategic advice to our clients on derivatives ideation, structuring and execution as well as in our dedication to excellent client service. We advise a broad range of clients on all types of derivatives transactions, including equity derivatives, fixed income derivatives, FX derivatives, credit derivatives, commodity derivatives and fund-linked derivatives, with a particular focus on equity derivatives.
Lawyers in our derivatives practice work closely with colleagues in our banking, capital markets, investment management and M&A practice areas to advise on a range of highly complex and innovative equity derivatives transactions, including OTC hedging and monetization transactions involving forwards, options, collars and total return swaps, issuer call spreads and capped calls, registered stock borrow facilities, structured issuer share repurchases and structured financing transactions. We also advise on interest rate swaps, caps, floors, currency forwards and options and credit derivatives.
We stay abreast of the legislative and regulatory changes impacting derivatives products, particularly the changes in securities laws, bank regulations, bankruptcy laws, tax and accounting, and we regularly advise our clients on the impact of these changes. As the derivatives markets continue to develop in the United States as well as in Asia, Latin America and Europe, our multilingual and multicultural derivatives lawyers make Simpson Thacher uniquely positioned for global services in derivatives. We regularly advise major financial institutions, corporations, hedge funds, private equity funds, mutual funds, insurance companies, sovereigns and high net worth individuals, as users of derivatives, not only in North America, but also in Asia, Latin America and Europe.