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 lawyer and covers markets for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, structured finance products and listed futures. He advises on every stage throughout the life cycle of a derivatives transaction, providing assistance to a wide range of market participants engaged in the markets in various capacities. Regulatory matters range from assisting clients on financial reform legislation, registration and membership with the CFTC, the NFA and other financial market utilities, to providing guidance to commercial end-users and sell-side participants on exemptions, cross-border access issues and matters involving the overlapping jurisdiction of securities and commodities regulation. Transactional matters include the negotiation and implementation of comprehensive documentation for agency-MBS, cleared and OTC derivatives, FX, futures, loan-level hedging arrangements, prime brokerage, repurchase transactions, securities lending, structured finance transactions and related industry protocols implementing changes in those markets. Mr. Arciniegas has appeared before the CFTC, the Federal Reserve, the SEC, and he is a frequent speaker and published author on futures and derivatives topics.

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.

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.