Stroock advises clients on a full range of derivatives and commodities transactions and related regulatory matters. The group's attorneys have experience in all types of derivative transactions and design structures to meet clients' specific trading, financial and credit needs. The roots of the practice are in the commodities markets, which gives Stroock attorneys a distinctive and broad perspective on all types of derivative transactions. In addition, due to the firm's active practice in the physical commodities markets, Stroock's attorneys maintain a keen insight into the interplay between physical commodities and related derivatives and the risks involved in this relationship.
Clients who frequently turn to Stroock include major banks, financial institutions, investment advisors, energy companies, hedge funds and money managers. The firm also represents privately and publicly held commodity merchant firms. The Derivatives & Commodities group works with clients to help them meet goals, whether structuring a transaction, designing new products or providing timely risk and regulatory analysis. The firm's experience and skill cover a wide range of areas, including:
- Energy, metals and other physical transactions and derivatives
- Credit derivatives
- Equity derivatives
- Longevity derivatives
- Commodity-linked securities
- Interest rate and currency transactions and derivatives
- Hybrid and exotic derivative instruments
- Weather derivatives
Clients also benefit from Stroock's experience in related areas of law, such as bankruptcy, litigation, banking, securities, environmental, insurance, tax and its regular practice before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. When Stroock structures complex hedging and financing products, the firm draws on its experience in these areas to minimize legal risk from inception to termination of physical and financially-settled derivatives instruments. Leaders in the financial industry choose Stroock because the firm's lawyers tailor their advice to the unique issues presented by each matter they handle.
Stroock stays ahead of and participates in developments in the legislative, regulatory and market arenas that impact clients. Attorneys in the firm's Derivatives & Commodities practice are active in a variety of industry and regulatory groups. They also speak and publish articles regularly on industry trends and topics. Their skills have been noted by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, New York Super Lawyers, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers in America.
Stroock's Derivatives & Commodities practice has also been recognized by industry publications, including Chambers Global, which stated Stroock is "always on top of the issues" and "whether they are transactional, regulatory or tax-related, these guys know how to handle challenging new structures."