Alban Caillemer du Ferrage is chair of the EMEA and APAC regions of Jones Day's Financial Markets Practice. He focuses his practice on the regulation, structuring, documentation, clearing, and collateralization of derivatives, structured finance, repos, and stock lending transactions, with a particular focus on strategic equity, exchange regulations, structured credit, and capital credit issues.
Alban has been acting as French counsel to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) since 1998. He also acts in such capacity for the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA), the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), the French Banking Federation (FBF), the German Banking Association (Zentraler Kreditausschuss), and the Financial Markets Lawyers Group (FMLG). Alban has notably drafted the ISDA 2002 Master Agreement (French law) and its related collateral documentation.
Alban is a Professor at the College of Law of the University of Paris II (Assas), a visiting Professor at the French National School for the Judiciary (Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature/ENM), a member of the Legal High Committee for Financial Markets of Paris (Haut Comité Juridique de la Place Financière de Paris), a member of The Hague P.R.I.M.E. Finance's panel of arbitrators and experts, a member of the board of Governors of the Uniform Law Foundation (UNIDROIT), and a member of the Banking Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA).
He has authored many articles, publications, and reports on a range of financial and international law issues and most recently three reports for the HCJP on clearing of derivatives.
- August 2019
Loi PACTE et Produits DérivésNew French law (named "PACTE") strenghtens and extends the French safe harbor regime for derivatives, A. Caillemer du Ferrage et N. Debeney, Bulletin Joly Bourse
- Septembre-Octobre 2018
Le contrat-cadre ISDA de droit français : évolution ou révolution ?, A. Caillemer du Ferrage et N. Debeney, Bulletin Joly Bourse,
- Juillet-Août 2013
Petit "inventaire" de la nouvelle convention-cadre FBF 2013, Revue de Droit Bancaire et Financier
- October 13, 2020
The French and Irish Law Governed ISDA Agreements - speaker
- November 5, 2020
Presentation of the report on The French law governed ISDA Master Agreement for the Legal High Committee for Financial Markets of Paris (HCJP), speaker, Webinar - EIFR (European Institute of Financial Regulation)
- 12 avril 2018
Finale de la 4ème édition du Prix Jones Day/Paris II/ESSEC
- Septermber 8, 2017
Legal High Committee for Financial Markets of Paris (HCJP): BREXIT and clearing of OTC derivatives
- May 17, 2017
Cracks in the City? - Brexit & financial contracts - Conference at Sciences Po Paris
- May 15, 2017
New FBF EMIR Compliant Collateral Documentation - Conference at the French banking federation
- May 12, 2017
Brexit: which future for the banking and financial industry? - Conference at the French Senate
- April 20, 2017
Finale of Jones Day/ESSEC/Paris 2 Price 3rd edition
- February 2, 2017
New ISDA & FBF Master Agreements, clearing and collateral documentation for derivatives - Development Institute International
- June 29, 2016
Brexit: UK votes to leave the EU: What happens next?
- 31 mai 2016
Réforme du droit des contrats et du droit des obligations - 2ème volet : enjeux pour les banques et acteurs financiers
- February 2016
Structured and Derivative Products Team, seminar co-moderator
- February 14, 2013
European Banking – On the Road to Union and Harmonization?
- University of Paris I (DEA [postgraduate degree] in Business and Private Law 1993)
1st Prize in Banking/Finance at the Palmarès du Droit awards — Le Monde du Droit-AFJE (2020)
Named 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" for derivatives in France by Best Lawyers (recognized since 2013)
Listed by Chambers Global as a "Star Individual" and in Chambers Europe (Band 1) for capital markets/derivatives
Named an "Innovative Lawyer" by the Financial Times (October 2010)
Listed regularly in the capital markets section of The Legal 500 EMEA
- French, English
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