Michael Hardy
Registered Foreign Lawyer
Latham & Watkins

Mr. Hardy’s practice covers a broad range of structured finance and derivatives transactions, including loans, stock lending and repos, structured credit and equity derivatives, repackagings, and collateral arrangements. He also advises central counterparties (CCPs), banks, and other financial institutions in relation to netting arrangements, clearing documentation, custody arrangements, recovery and resolution, regulatory capital, and insolvency issues.
Mr. Hardy regularly speaks at seminars and industry conferences on topics such as derivatives, clearing and recovery and resolution. As Mr. Hardy holds degrees in software engineering and law, and worked as a software engineer for numerous years (primarily in the financial sector) prior to becoming a lawyer, he has a deep understanding of the engineering and legal issues that can arise on Fintech transactions.