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Expert resume of Jonathan Gilmour

Jonathan Gilmour heads the Derivatives and Structured Products team at leading full-service law firm Travers Smith. He is widely regarded by peers and clients as one of the leading specialists in his field, and as a champion of 'buy-side' interests in the UK derivatives market

Jonathan regularly negotiates and advises on ISDA, GMRA and GMSLA documentation as well as the impact of related regulation including EMIR and SFTR. He also advises on the structure and documentation of bespoke transactions to hedge exposure to key market risks, including interest rate, inflation, FX and longevity; and advises on investment management, custody, clearing and collateral management arrangements, as well as pension scheme funding and risk transfer arrangements.

He counts among his clients some of the largest and most sophisticated financial institutions, investment managers, private equity houses, challenger banks and occupational pension schemes.

Jonathan is a member of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) and the Futures Industry Association (FIA) Working Groups and sits on the Financial Markets Law Committee's (FMLC) Infrastructure, Fintech, Asset Management, and Insurance and Pensions Scoping Forums. 

He is a member of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and Invest Europe Derivatives Working Groups and of the Association of Pension Lawyers’ Investment & DC Sub-Committee, the Society of Pension Professionals' Defined Benefits Committee, as well as The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries Members' Interest Group on Bulk Annuity and Longevity Swaps.

He is also a member of the Governance Committee of the UK Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) Forum and the Policy Committee of the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance (UKSIF) Association.

Jonathan is a regular and sought-after speaker on derivatives and is the Contributing Editor of the International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) to Derivatives Laws and Regulations. He is rated as a 'Leading Individual' by both Chambers and Legal 500, and is 'Highly Regarded' by the IFLR.