Financial Market Infrastructure

Shearman & Sterling acts as lead advisor to some of the world’s major financial infrastructure providers on their proprietary businesses, including their participant rules, relationships with other service providers (including through outsourcings) and regulatory compliance. We also have a strong practice establishing new clearing houses and exchanges as well as new products and services. We offer a fully joined-up service covering US, UK and European laws, advising many of the main institutions internationally on their cross-border and local businesses. Our representation of exchanges, trading platforms and clearing and settlement systems extends back many years and, for some institutions, includes and relates to their inception.

Our lawyers advise exchanges, swap execution facilities, multilateral trading facilities, trading platforms and clearing, settlement and payment systems on the laws and regulations impacting their global businesses. We pride ourselves on our innovative thinking and on our ability to achieve challenging results with regulators.

Key Clients

Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation
Deutsche Börse
Eurex Clearing
ICE Clear Credit
ICE Clear Europe
ICE Clear US
ICE Futures Europe
ICE Futures U.S.
IntercontinentalExchange Inc. (ICE)
LMAX Limited
Nouveau Marché
Singapore Exchange Ltd
SIX x-clear
SWX Swiss Exchange
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