Carlos Alvarez

  • Partner
  • Ecarlos.alvarez@lw.com
  • 1271 Avenue of the Americas
  • New York, NY 10020
  • USA
  • T +1.212.906.1269
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Profile

Carlos Alvarez is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Alvarez is a member of the firm's Corporate Department and Structured Finance and Banking Practice and is Head of the Credit Derivatives Practice group. Mr. Alvarez concentrates his practice on derivatives and structured finance and also practices banking law matters, working on both regulatory and transactional aspects of each area. 

Mr. Alvarez has extensive knowledge in derivatives and structured finance matters. He has acted as deal counsel and collateral manager counsel as well as counsel for investors in CLO, CBO and CDO transactions. His experience includes numerous repurchase agreement programs and derivatives transactions including, among others, options and interest rate and currency exchange swaps, total return swaps and equity derivatives acting as counsel for both intermediaries and end-users.

Mr. Alvarez has acted as issuer's and underwriter's counsel in connection with numerous commercial paper, medium-term note, certificate of deposit offerings and asset securitization programs (including those using special purpose vehicles). He has also acted as borrower's and lender's counsel for various secured and unsecured loan facilities.

Thought Leadership

  • COVID-19 and the Derivatives Markets: What NFA Members Need to Know -  March 17, 2020
  • 2016 Derivatives Market Year in Review -  December 14, 2016
  • CFTC Uncleared Swap Margin Rules to Take Effect in September -  February 19, 2016
  • Derivatives Regulation Five Years After Dodd-Frank -  December 02, 2015
  • Prudential Regulators Are First to Finalize Uncleared Swap Margin Rules -  November 20, 2015
  • CFTC Proposes Cross-Border Application of Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps -  August 13, 2015
  • Regulation SBSR: The Compliance Guide to Reporting Security-based Swaps -  March 24, 2015
  • UPDATE: Swap Dealers Will Face Significant Challenges from Reproposed Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps -  January 26, 2015
  • Swap Dealers Will Face Significant Challenges from Reproposed Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps -  January 08, 2015
  • The New 2014 ISDA Credit Derivatives Definitions -  September 08, 2014
  • The CFTC and SEC Finalize Swap Entity Definitions -  June 20, 2012
  • Commodity Futures Trading Commission “Pro Forma” Proposed Rules July 2011 -  July 6, 2011
  • “Flip” Flap II: Uncertainty in Derivatives Markets Caused by the Lehman Bankruptcy Court’s Decision Will Continue -  February 17, 2011
  • Lehman Bar Date Order Introduces Complexity For Derivatives Claims -  July 20, 2009
  • Centralizing Credit Default Swap Counterparty Risk: SEC Temporary Rules and Exemptions -  February 23, 2009
  • Use of Total Return Swaps in Control Contest Leads to Deemed Beneficial Ownership of Underlying Shares -  June 25, 2008

Presentations

  • Derivatives Market – 2015 Year in Review: A Summary -  December 09, 2015
  • Derivatives Market – 2015 Year in Review: Webcast -  December 09, 2015
Bar Qualification
  • New Jersey
  • New York
Education
  • JD, Rutgers University School of Law - Newark, 1986
  • BA, Northwestern University, 1983
Industries
  • Fintech
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Financial Institutions
Practices
  • Capital Markets
  • Commodities and Derivatives Regulation and Enforcement
  • Structured Finance
  • Banking
  • Financial Regulatory
  • Derivatives