Charles Wang’s practice focuses on advising financial institutions, clearinghouses, industry associations, private funds, and end users on derivatives regulatory and transactional matters, in particular regarding Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act and regulations promulgated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) thereunder.

He also advises clients on and creditors’ rights matters, in particular close-out netting rights under various U.S. insolvency regimes.

Charles joined the firm in 2019.

Notable Experiences

  • U.S. and non-U.S. swap dealers and security-based swap dealers in compliance and implementation in connection with derivatives regulations under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act

  • Industry associations in comment letters to regulators and request for regulatory reliefs, including relating to the recent SEC Treasury clearing proposal, Dodd-Frank implementation, and LIBOR transition

  • Various financial institutions and crypto firms on creditors’ rights matters, including cross-collateralization, cross-margining, and close-out netting

  • Leading clearing members on the Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC)’s sponsored repo program and the National Securities Clearing Corporation (NSCC)’s Securities Financing Transaction (SFT) clearing program

  • Banks and corporate end users in the structuring, negotiation, and documentation of equity, FX, and interest rate derivatives

  • Private funds in connection with the CFTC’s regulations of commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors

  • A major financial institution in the acquisition of a CFTC registered derivatives clearing organization, swap execution facility, and designated contract market

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Selected Activities

Senior Articles Editor, New York University Journal of Law & Liberty, New York University School of Law