Ashurst is a leading global firm with a rich history spanning almost 200 years. The firm has 26 offices in 16 countries, with around 400 partners and a total of more than 1,600 lawyers working across ten time zones, so it is able to respond to clients wherever and whenever they need. As a global ... team it has a reputation for successfully managing large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, disputes and projects, and delivering outstanding outcomes for clients. In relation to the structured finance and derivatives sector, Ashurst's key areas of practice include derivatives, structured products, securitisation, debt capital markets and Islamic finance. The firm's dynamic practice, which is well supported by its highly regarded financial regulation, dispute resolution and tax teams, offers specialist advice on a wide range of capital markets and structured finance transactions. Ashurst would like to credit the following lawyers for their contribution to the UK chapter of this guide: Alexander Biles, Don Brown, Vicky Brown, Tim Cant, James Knight, Thomas Picton, Gabrielle Samuels and Inga West.