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Knox  McIlwain

Knox McIlwain

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

London, GBR


Knox McIlwain’s practice focuses on the regulation, resiliency and resolution of financial institutions, particularly global systemically important banks.

With experience in a broad array of financial company resolution regimes and related regulatory frameworks in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere, Knox helps clients with global business models navigate divergent and at times conflicting local regimes. He advises clients on a wide range of topics, from the structure of TLAC bonds and global resolution strategies to the rights of creditors and evolving regulatory requirements.

Knox frequently works with clients on effective engagement with regulators, including responding to regulatory proposals and advocating for regulatory changes.

Knox joined the firm in 2007 and became counsel in 2017.

Notable Experience

  • The International Swaps and Derivatives Association on all aspects of the ISDA Resolution Stay Protocols.
  • The Institute of International Bankers on its advocacy efforts regarding the Federal Reserve’s total loss-absorbing capacity (TLAC) rules for non-U.S. banks and related tax guidance issued by the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Major banks and buyside entities on the stays on the exercise of contractual early termination rights imposed under various special resolution regimes in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere, including related regulations on the terms of such early termination rights.
  • Dealer and buyside market participants on creditors’ rights and financial company insolvency matters regarding the Orderly Liquidation Authority provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, the Bankruptcy Code, the New York State “ring fence” and the European Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive.
  • Various major asset managers on creditors’ rights and regulatory compliance issues related to swaps transactions with global dealer banks and investments (eg, purchases of TLAC instruments) in such banks.
Knox McIlwain is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Outline of the Stay Provisions Under OLA and the BRRD and the ISDA Resolution Stay Jurisdictional Modular Protocol (August 7, 2017) - Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2017, Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Outline of the Stay Provisions under OLA and the BRRD and the ISDA Resolution Stay Jurisdictional Modular Protocol (August 7, 2017) - Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2018, Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Innovative Market Trends, Enforcement Trends, Litigation, Insolvency and Resolution Authority: Safe Harbors; Orderly Liquidation - Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2017, Thursday, October 26, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Innovative Market Trends, Enforcement Trends, Litigation, Insolvency and Resolution Authority: Safe Harbors; Orderly Liquidation - Innovative Market Trends, Enforcement Trends, Litigation, Insolvency and Resolution Authority: Safe Harbors; Orderly Liquidation, Thursday, October 26, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Innovative Market Trends, Enforcement Trends, Litigation, Insolvency and Resolution Authority: Safe Harbors; Orderly Liquidation - Innovative Market Trends, Enforcement Trends, Litigation, Insolvency and Resolution Authority: Safe Harbors; Orderly Liquidation, Thursday, October 26, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2017, Monday, November 06, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2018, Tuesday, October 23, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2018, Tuesday, October 23, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2018, Tuesday, October 23, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2018, Tuesday, October 23, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2018, Tuesday, October 23, 2018, Boston, MA
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