Azam Aziz

Azam Aziz


Azam is US Head of International DCM, Derivatives & Securitization and Private Capital Sector Lead.

He focuses on the structuring and documentation of complex over-the-counter derivatives products for banks, collective investment vehicles and other financial market participants.

He also focuses on counseling alternative asset managers regarding regulatory developments, risk management and hedge fund formation. Azam has extensive experience drafting and negotiating highly structured trading relationships for a wide variety of products.

Azam represents hedge funds and other alternative asset managers, major financial institutions, as well as large corporate clients.


Representative matters

The majority of Azam’s representations are confidential and not for public disclosure

Published Work

Aziz, Azam, Co-author (2016) “Derivatives Markets: The New Regulatory Paradigm”, London: Risk Books


Highly Regarded, IFLR1000, 2023
Ranked lawyer, Chambers USA and Chambers Global, 2023
Recommended lawyer, Legal 500, 2023



New York, 1997


B.E., Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1992
LPM Institute, Legal Project Management Program
J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, 1996
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