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Robyn Llewellyn is a senior associate in the Banking & Finance practice of the London office. His practice comprises structured finance transactions for investment banks and corporates, and focuses in particular on securitisations, structured products and bespoke structured lending transactions.

Robyn joined Mayer Brown in 2019 having previously trained and worked at a magic circle law firm. Robyn has also worked in structuring roles at an investment bank and investment fund.

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the financial industry, and the derivatives market is no exception. A new whitepaper from ISDA Future Leaders in Derivatives (IFLD), a professional development program for emerging leaders in the derivatives market, explores the potential use of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) in the derivatives markets. GenAI is

Crypto is booming again. Are you a bull? In which case you might like to purchase a derivative to gain a leveraged long exposure (a call option or long forward/future). Are you a bear? In which case you might like to purchase a derivative to hedge your downside (a put option or short forward/future). All

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Effectively delivering notices under commercial contracts is not as straight-forward as it maybe ought to be, with different contracts requiring different methods of delivery, different content and different timelines. Often these boiler-plate provisions are not treated with the same vigour as the commercial provisions of a contract in negotiations, meaning they can be left containing ambiguity. And this ambiguity will also often come to light at very worrisome times, like where a default notice is being delivered to close out transactions.Continue Reading On Notice: developments in delivery of notices under the ISDA Master Agreement

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In the midst of multiple NAIC initiatives aimed at radically changing the regulatory treatment of insurer investments, the chair of the NAIC’s Financial Condition (E) Committee released a strongly-worded memo on August 3 which looks to be a game-changer that could well lead to a major change of direction for those initiatives. This unexpected and

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