Robert Simmons is a Senior Associate in the Derivatives and Structured Finance practice in Allen & Overy LLP’s London office. Robert advises bank and non-bank clients across a wide variety of product areas and asset classes, with a particular focus on capital relief transactions, credit derivatives (both cleared and uncleared), and hedging products. Robert has extensive experience in significant risk transfer deals and has recently advised on a number of market firsts, including the first SRT deal to reference a portfolio of exclusively UK ESG loans and the first broadly syndicated unfunded SRT transaction involving insurers. In the derivatives space, Robert advises the EMEA CDS Determinations Committee and was involved in the industry’s implementation of initial and variation margin documentation, working with two financial institutions through the MarginMatrix advanced delivery platform. He has also been heavily involved in advising bank clients on Eurozone sovereign financial crises.