Vedder Price

Juan M. Arciniegas

Shareholder

Juan M. Arciniegas is a Shareholder at Vedder Price and a member of the Investment Services group in the firm’s Chicago office.

Mr. Arciniegas works primarily as a derivatives and structured finance lawyer and advises a wide range of market participants on all aspects of their trading, structuring, and documentation of derivatives and securities transactions. He has extensive transactional experience, which includes the negotiation and implementation of comprehensive documentation for agency-MBS, cleared and over-the-counter derivatives, foreign exchange, futures, back-to-back hedging programs, prime brokerage arrangements, repurchase transactions (including FICC sponsored member transactions), securities lending, structured finance transactions and related industry protocols implementing regulatory changes in those markets. He also assists clients on regulatory matters involving the overlapping jurisdiction of securities and commodities regulation, including compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act, the applicable requirements of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the National Futures Association, and the rules and regulations of various clearinghouses and exchanges. 

Before entering private practice, Mr. Arciniegas held positions at several large global financial institutions, serving as internal counsel and documentation specialist, supporting the derivatives, prime brokerage and repurchase transaction business lines. He routinely draws on this experience to provide clients with thoughtful but practical advice.

Mr. Arciniegas has appeared before the CFTC, the Federal Reserve, the SEC; and he is a frequent speaker and published author on a variety of topics connected to derivatives markets, such as financial reform legislation and LIBOR transition matters. 

Mr. Arciniegas was recognized as an “Emerging Lawyer” by Chicago Lawyer magazine from 2017 to 2020.  In 2021, he was also recognized by Leading Lawyers.

Juan M. Arciniegas

Shareholder

Education

  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2006
  • University of Illinois, B.A., 1999

Juan M. Arciniegas

Shareholder

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Illinois

Affiliations

Member, American Bar Association, Derivatives and Futures Law Committee

Member, International Swaps and Derivatives Association

Juan M. Arciniegas

Shareholder

Juan M. Arciniegas

Shareholder

Blogs

Mr. Arciniegas contributes to our The 21st Century Banker blog. To view it, please click here.