Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith

Senior Associate

Daniel advises on the full range of derivative, repo and securities lending products, with a particular focus on rates, commodities and Islamic transactions. He also negotiates and provides regulatory advice in respect of liquidity management arrangements.

Daniel has extensive experience of hedging arrangements for warehouses and securitisations, including rating agency criteria, pipeline hedging and the development of novel structures for specific markets and asset portfolios.

His commodity practice covers both derivatives under ISDA and EFET documentation, and inventory monetisation financing arrangements. Daniel is also a specialist in Shari’ah-compliant transactions and conventional trades into emerging market jurisdictions.


Representative matters

A global financial institution on the hedging arrangements for the first SONIA-linked commercial mortgage backed securitisation.

The SAMA Treasury Committee on market-leading Islamic repo solution for the Saudi market and drafting the Master Agreement for the Sale and Purchase of Securities.

As counsel to Markit on the development of market standard interest rate swap emerging market index documentation.

Several banks and corporates on cash pooling and sweeping arrangements, including providing advice on structuring products and compliance with the Capital Requirements Regulation.

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.