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Nanette Aguirre concentrates on private funds alternative investments with an emphasis on derivatives and structured products and corresponding regulation. Her experience includes negotiating all forms of synthetic trading including international derivative (ISDA), repos, and prime brokerage enhanced leverage arrangements with global institutions. She works closely with emerging private fund managers to strategize their launch, trading and ongoing compliance. Additionally, she regularly advises on regulatory issues affecting the derivatives market, including without limitation, Dodd-Frank and related cross-border regulation. Nanette works throughout Latin America, in countries like Mexico and Colombia, as well as other emerging regions including Nigeria, advising banks, endowments, clearing organizations, and other financial institutions.

She has structured and negotiated finance and derivative transactions (including Indian and Chinese swaps, and generally, hedging securitization vehicles, credit and fund-linked derivatives, loan, credit default and equity swaps), exchange traded derivative agreements (including SEFs, and Futures and Options), repurchase agreements, securities lending agreements, prime brokerage (Reg T, Portfolio Margining and Enhanced Leverage), clearing (ISDA-FIA, DTCC, ISDA Amend/, electronic trading agreements, tri-party and give-up arrangements. She has assembled derivative use plans for corporates, including leading insurance companies.

Nanette is an active member of the alternative investment community. Nanette sits on the board of the Florida Alternative Investment Association (“FLAIA”) and Minorities in Restructuring and Alternative Investments (“MRAI”). She also works closely with other MWBE and emerging manager associations. Prior to Greenberg Traurig, Nanette spent eleven years in the Structured Products and Derivatives department of a major New York law firm serving the financial services sector and working closely with some of the industry’s largest hedge funds, mutual funds and pension plans.


  • Complex structured derivative transactions
  • Risk management and operational issues
  • Regulatory compliance, including Dodd-Frank
  • Cross-border issues, including EMIR and AIFMD
  • Debt facility hedging programs

The attorney is providing legal services through and affiliated with Greenberg Traurig, LLP, a New York Limited Liability Partnership. Results may vary depending on your particular facts and circumstances.



  • Deutsche Bank, Prime Brokerage and Global Derivatives, 2003-­2004
  • Merrill Lynch, Fixed Income and Derivatives, 1998-2001
  • Lehman Brothers, Foreign Exchange Derivatives, 1997-1998

Recognition & Leadership

  • Selected, Latin Lawyer, "Latin Lawyer 250 - Practice Recognition: Banking & Finance," 2023 and 2024
  • Listed, IFLR1000, "Notable Practitioner - Capital Markets: Structure finance and securitisation; Capital Markets: Derivatives (New York)," 2023
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Finance - Structured Finance - Derivatives and Structured Products, 2018-2020

A description of the selection methodology for the above awards can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

  • Member, New America Alliance (NAA), 2022
  • Board of Directors, National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP), New York Chapter, 2020
  • Board Member, Florida Alternative Investment Association (FLAIA) 
  • Board Member, Minorities in Restructuring and Alternative Investments (MRAI)


  • J.D., Rutgers Law School
  • B.S., New York University Stern School of Business
  • New York
  • New Jersey