Azam Aziz is the Americas Regional Managing Partner, Global Head of Corporate and a partner in the Derivatives & Structured Products practice.
He focuses on the structuring and documentation of complex over-the-counter derivatives products for banks, collective investment vehicles and other financial market participants. His practice also includes counseling alternative asset managers regarding regulatory developments, risk management and hedge fund formation. He has extensive experience drafting and negotiating highly structured trading relationships for a wide variety of products.
Azam represents hedge funds and other alternative asset managers, major financial institutions, as well as large corporate clients.
- Various hedge and private equity funds regarding ongoing derivatives transactional and regulatory matters, including counterparty risk management advice.
- A large financial institution in the creation of novel credit structures to enable private equity funds to engage in derivatives transactions related to portfolio assets.
- Financial institutions on regulatory reform implementation and compliance with US regulatory requirements.
- Financial institutions and project development sponsors and borrowers in loan-linked and deal-contingent hedging arrangements.
Legal Project Management Program
Maurice a. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
- Managing Editor, Hofstra Law Review
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Awards & Accolades
- Clients tell Chambers USA that Azam Aziz is “responsive, resourceful and commercial” and provides “high level guidance” on relevant documentation (2017)
- Clients tell Chambers Global that Azam Aziz is highly “focused on client service” and “has a deep knowledge of the law and of market realities, and is focused on getting the deal done in a timely manner” (2017)
- Ranked as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA and Chambers Global for Derivatives (2017)
- IFLR1000 “Highly Regarded Lawyer” for Capital Markets: Derivatives (2018). This category rewards lawyers who are highly regarded by their peers and possess a strong transactional record and positive client feedback
- Azam Aziz, together with Geoffrey Goldman and Donna Parisi, authored a chapter on Dodd Frank in the book, Derivatives Markets: The New Regulatory Paradigm (2016)