Akshay N. Belani focuses his practice on the application of derivatives in trading, structured products, and capital markets. Akshay represents hedge funds, banks, institutional investors, broker-dealers and other financial institutions in all aspects of their futures, derivatives and commodities trading. He has experience in futures, derivatives and commodities laws, and regulations affecting both buy- and sell-side market participants and is a frequent speaker and writer on topics related to the new global derivatives market structure (with an emphasis on Dodd-Frank).
Akshay has been actively involved in the development of standardized documentation in the OTC and cleared derivatives markets and regularly advises clients on issues related to Dodd-Frank derivatives reform.
Akshay also participates in pro bono matters and has been active in the Say Yes To Education Program as well as the Start Small Think Big Clinic.
St. John's University School of Law, 2004, Juris Doctor
Tufts University, 1998, Bachelor of Arts
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, Finance: Structured finance: derivatives and structured products, The Legal 500 US (2018)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Asset Management, Law360 (2017)
Member, American Bar Association, Committee on Futures and Derivatives Law
Member, New York State Bar Association, Business Law Section
Member, New York City Bar Association, Committee on Futures and Derivatives Regulation
CALI Award for Excellent Achievement in Corporate Finance