Allens is a leading international law firm serving clients throughout Australia and Asia. Together with Linklaters, our global network spans 40 offices across 28 countries. The alignment of our complementary practices enables us to offer an integrated service to clients, with one point of contact, a unified team drawn from the best resources of each firm, and consistent quality advice and support.
Our derivatives specialists advise superannuation funds, banks, multinational corporations, securities firms and government entities on all legal, regulatory and documentation issues relating to derivatives in Australia and worldwide. We combine local knowledge with technical excellence and commercial insight, to provide clear navigation through complex structured transactions, and apply a global perspective to regulatory matters including global benchmark reform projects.
Our global benchmark reform team comprises experts in loans, capital markets, derivatives, structured products, competition, regulatory relationships and dispute resolution. We have been working with clients on developments relating to IBORs around the world, including ISDA since 2016 on its global consultations in relation to LIBOR, and we maintain active involvement in the key international industry working groups. Our deep expertise in products linked to new rates and understanding of technical developments surrounding the creation of LIBOR replacement rates, informs the strategies we are now formulating for our Australian clients.
As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) enables clients to trade futures, options, cash and OTC markets, optimize portfolios, and analyze data – empowering market participants worldwide to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural products and metals. The company offers futures and options on futures trading through the CME Globex® platform, fixed income trading via BrokerTec and foreign exchange trading on the EBS platform. In addition, it operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers, CME Clearing. With a range of pre- and post-trade products and services underpinning the entire lifecycle of a trade, CME Group also offers optimization and reconciliation services through TriOptima, and trade processing services through Traiana.