Meltem Kodaman practices in the areas of general corporate and securities law, concentrating on derivatives contracts, including interest rate, foreign exchange, equity and commodity products. A member of Sutherland’s Corporate Practice Group, Meltem’s derivatives practice represents a broad range of counterparties, including mutual funds, dealer banks, insurance companies, pension plans, government-sponsored agencies, universities, nonprofit corporations and energy companies.
Meltem advises commercial firms on how they may be impacted by the new regulatory regime imposed on the derivatives markets by the Dodd-Frank Act as well as European derivatives reform developments, such as European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) and Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID). Meltem is also active in the firm’s Transactional practice and advises clients engaged in public and private securities offerings.
Sutherland advises public companies on OTC derivatives transactions and Dodd-Frank Act compliance.
Sutherland advises major multinational consumer products companies on OTC derivatives transactions, including interest rate, foreign exchange, equity and commodity transactions, and Dodd-Frank Act compliance under Title VII.
Sutherland advises clients on various OTC transactions.
Sutherland advises numerous energy and non-energy companies on terminating and unwinding OTC transactions.
Sutherland advises commodity pool operator in establishing exchange-traded investments.
Sutherland advised a commodity pool operator in establishing one of the first AMEX-traded commodity pools investing in oil futures contracts and other oil interests.
Member, Committee on Derivatives and Futures Law, American Bar Association
Member, International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)