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Peter Y. Malyshev


Partner, Reed Smith, Adjunct Professor of Law

M.A., California State University Sacramento; J.D., University of the Pacific; LL.M., Georgetown

Peter Y. Malyshev, partner, practices derivatives and commodities law at Reed Smith's Washington, D.C. and New York offices and focuses his practice on regulatory, compliance...

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Peter Y. Malyshev, partner, practices derivatives and commodities law at Reed Smith's Washington, D.C. and New York offices and focuses his practice on regulatory, compliance and transactional issues relating to commodities, securities and derivatives products markets. Mr. Malyshev assists various derivatives markets participants with formulating their regulatory compliance efforts under the Commodity Exchange Act, Dodd-Frank Act and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regulations thereunder. His clients include swap execution facilities (SEFs), swap data repositories (SDRs), swap dealers and major swap participants as well as end-users, futures commission merchants, introducing brokers, designated contract markets (DCMs), derivatives clearing organizations (DCOs) and clearing agencies, “special entities” as well as commodity pool operators (CPOs) and commodity trading advisors (CTAs) and industry trade associations. These entities include both US and non-US-based entities that require assistance with extraterritoriality and inter-affiliate transactional application of the Dodd-Frank Act, such as foreign boards of trade (FBOTs), non-US intermediates as well as foreign regulators. As a part of Mr. Malyshev’s broader practice, he advises and assists clients in structuring risk management and hedging transactions with financial institutions, energy traders, agricultural producers and commodities dealers, as well as other end-users and dealers such as airlines, emission and ethanol producers and insurance companies. Mr. Malyshev has negotiated numerous master agreements, energy purchase and sale agreements, and energy optimization and management agreements. He also advises concerning credit arrangements in connection with asset acquisitions and has supervised several energy portfolio acquisitions. He is recognized as a notable practitioner by Chambers USA for his “expertise on regulatory, compliance and transactional matters related to commodities, securities and derivatives products.” Mr. Malyshev has published numerous articles on derivatives and commodities regulations and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.

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K&L Gates Grows Despite Losses, Plus More Lateral Moves,” coverage by the American Lawyer, August 25, 2015, featuring Adjunct Professor Peter Malyshev, LL.M.'02.

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K&L Gates Grows Despite Losses, Plus More Lateral Moves,” coverage by the American Lawyer, August 25, 2015, featuring Adjunct Professor Peter Malyshev, LL.M.'02.

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