Troutman Pepper welcomes derivatives lawyer Akshay N. Belani as partner in NY

Rick Steves

“His skillsets pertaining to NFA and CFTC rule and regulations, securities financing, futures and derivatives contract negotiations and reviews, and related Dodd-Frank questions are similarly sought after.”

Derivatives attorney Akshay N. Belani has joined Troutman Pepper’s Corporate Practice Group in New York as a partner, where he will focus on the application of derivatives in trading, structured products, and capital markets.

Akshay N. Belani joins Troutman Pepper from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. He will be doing the same law practice at the new law firm, representing corporations, funds, banks, institutional investors, broker-dealers, and other financial institutions in all aspects of their securities, futures, derivatives, and commodities trading.

Skillsets pertaining to NFA and CFTC regulations

Mason Bayler, chair of the Transactional department at Troutman Pepper, said: “Akshay offers our clients in-demand expertise around the transactional and regulatory issues associated with derivatives, complex finance, and structured products. His skillsets pertaining to NFA and CFTC rule and regulations, securities financing, futures and derivatives contract negotiations and reviews, and related Dodd-Frank questions are similarly sought after.”

Steven Khadavi, managing partner of Troutman Pepper’s New York office, added: “It’s rare to find an attorney with Akshay’s level of derivatives experience. We are delighted to welcome him to the firm and know he will have an immediate impact on our clients.”

Akshay N. Belani, Partner at Troutman Pepper’s Corporate Practice Group in New York, commented: “Troutman Pepper is known for its high-performance teams and providing superior client service. I’m looking forward to partnering with my new colleagues as we seek to deliver even more value for clients.”

The new partner at Troutman Pepper has an active pro bono practice, previously handling matters with Emma’s Torch, Kids in Need of Defense, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, and Teens for Food Justice.

Troutman Pepper’s corporate attorneys specialize in capital markets transactions and other significant domestic and cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities laws compliance, and corporate finance.

The law firm, which regularly handles multimillion- and multibillion-dollar transactions, has more than 1,200 attorneys strategically located in 23 U.S. cities.

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