Insightful commercial advice on regulatory and legal matters affecting the alternative asset management business and in particular hedge funds. We provide practical, responsive and proactive advice designed to be an integral part of your business management.

  • Legal and regulatory advice in relation to all aspects of financial and regulatory law and the vast numbers of new regulations like AIFMD, EMIR, MIFID 11, MAD, and how these are being translated into the FCA handbook in CASS, FUND and COBS. These new regulations all impact investment managers, AIFM and the AIF and Oesa is able to cut through a lot of the confusion and provide simple solutions for the front, middle and back offices alike.
  • Specialist trading advice regarding all trading activity in particular prime brokerage and rehypothecation of assets, synthetic prime brokerage versus standard services,derivatives, collateral and how excess margin can be protected, the new Central counterparty Clearing and risk mitigation requirements under EMIR, trade repositaries, AIFMD and Depo Lite requirements, margin finance, stock loans, GMRA, tri-partitie repos, third party collateral holders, custody arrangements, Client money protection, charges, vanilla and structured financial products across all markets, administration services.
  • NFC in response to EMIR many large corporates and their treasury functions will now be subject to central counterparty clearing and the risk mitigation rules under EMIR. Banks are no longer prepared to trade with corporates with just a confirmation and now demand ISDA and CSA to be put in place. We offer tailored advice on such matters and can assit with the implementation of processes and documentation needed to comply with these new and ever increasing requirements.
  • Project Management  we can assist with project management of legal services that involve multiple parties within the UK or aboard to translate all the jargon into a workable solutions for your business. We are skilled at liaising with other professionals to drive a project to a successful conclusion to ensure the best solutions are made available to you.