Edward Ivey joined Alexander Ricks as a Counsel in the summer of 2019. His practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, general corporate matters, and advising clients on various types of financings including loans, revolving credit facilities, warehouse financings, project financings and repos/securities lending arrangements. He also advises clients on hedging strategies for their commercial risks, using derivative and exchange traded transactions such as FX swaps, interest rate swaps, forwards, futures and physical commodity transactions. He has also obtained regulatory relief for clients and lobbied to US regulators on behalf of their concerns.
Prior to joining Alexander Ricks, Ed worked in New York City at the magic circle law firm, Linklaters LLP, and has also spent time working at the Wall Street banks Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo. In his past roles, he advised a wide spectrum of U.S. and non-U.S. clients, including swap dealers, brokers, futures commission merchants, sovereign entities, pensions, hedge funds, commodity pools, financial institutions, trade groups and corporate end-users on internal documentation, board resolutions, policies, legal opinions, affiliate and third-party agreements, financings and capital market transactions.
More recently, Ed advised parties regarding: the CFTC’s and Prudential Regulator’s margin/collateral requirements for OTC swaps; the implications on loan documents, hedges and other finance transactions during the transition from LIBOR to alternative reference rates (e.g., SOFR); the QFC and ISDA Stay Protocol from the perspective of corporates and other end users; and recent regulatory developments from the CFTC, including those impacting Swap Execution Facilities, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.
Edward was named a “Rising Star” in Capital Markets in 2016, 2017 and 2019 and in Derivatives from 2014-2019 editions of the International Financial Law Review’s IFLR1000.