Rhys Bortignon

Associate, New York



Rhys is an associate in White & Case's Capital Markets practice and a member of its Global Derivatives group in New York.

Rhys regularly advises a range of US and international clients (including corporates, investment and commercial banks as well as private equity and hedge funds) on a wide variety of derivative transactions in various assets classes (including rates, foreign exchange, credit, equity and commodities), repo and securities lending transactions, and structured products. Rhys also advises sponsors, borrowers and lenders on the hedging component of project and corporate financing transactions from a transactional and regulatory perspective.

Rhys frequently advises on US derivatives regulatory matters, including in relation to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Rhys’ regulatory work often includes advising on complex cross-border issues.

Rhys has co-authored a number of thought leadership pieces relating to current and proposed derivatives regulation in the US.

Prior to joining White & Case’s New York office, Rhys worked as an associate at international law firms in London and Sydney.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
England and Wales
New South Wales
Master of Laws
University of Sydney
Law School
Bachelor of Laws
University of Wollongong
Law School
Bachelor of Commerce
University of Wollongong



US Bankruptcy Court Enforces CDO Transaction Flip Clauses, Futures & Derivatives Law Report, Volume 36, Issue 10, November 2016, (co-author)