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Practice Area Definition
Derivative Instruments work is generally understood to incorporate both the private and public derivative markets. On the private side, legal work will cover preparation of documentation for negotiation and assisting in the development of a wide range of products including interest rate, basis and cross-currency swaps; equity index and commodity swaps and forwards; over-the-counter options on government bonds (domestic and foreign), commodities, equity indices and other underlying interests; warrant products; caps, collars, floors, swaptions; forward rate agreements; foreign exchange contracts; and structured notes and hybrid securities. On the public side of the derivatives market activities will include, in addition to the work noted above, a presentation of issuers or agents in public derivative product offerings and preparation of documentation for and assisting in the development of a variety of different financings involving the use of derivative products, including asset and inventory securitizations and oil, gold and other commodity monetization programs.