Partner

New York

+1 212 848 8154; +1 516 448 5519

Highly regarded


Bar admissions:

New York

Jurisdictions:

New York
United States

Practice areas:

Capital markets
Capital markets : Derivatives
Capital markets : Structured finance and securitisation


Azam H. Aziz is a member of the firm’s Executive Group. Mr. Aziz was formerly the Practice Group Leader of Shearman & Sterling’s Asset Management Group and is a former co-chair of the firm’s Associate Development Committee. Mr. Aziz’s practice focuses on the structuring and documentation of complex over-the-counter derivatives products for banks, collective investment vehicles and other financial market participants. His practice also includes counseling alternative asset managers regarding regulatory developments, risk management, and hedge fund formation and organization. He has extensive experience developing, drafting and negotiating highly structured trading relationships for a wide variety of products, including fixed income and credit derivatives, total returns swaps, equity derivatives, fundlinked products, securities lending and repurchase agreements as well as prime brokerage, debt and claims trading and other cash and synthetic trading documentation. He also has experience advising a range of market participants during significant market disruptions and counterparty failures, including during the failures of Long-Term Capital Management, Enron, Refco, Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers.

• Investment Funds

• Derivatives & Structured Products

• Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory

• Dodd-Frank, UK, EU & Other Regulatory Reforms

• Private Equity & Hedge Funds

Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 1996

Hofstra Law Review, Managing Editor, 1995-1996

State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.E., 1992