President Obama recently called for a new financial regulation system in the United States. In order to understand the intricacies of new regulation, individuals must have a strong foundation in how capital markets function as well as how financial instruments and derivatives work. Capital Markets, Derivatives, and the Law provides readers with the foundation necessary to make informed, well-reasoned decisions about capital market participation, derivative utilization, and adherence to existing and future regulations.This publication is an essential guide for attorneys and business professionals looking for an accessible resource to better understand the legal and business considerations of capital markets and derivatives transactions. This book offers expert insight into how derivatives work. The author also explores the structures of derivatives as well as how they are regulated and litigated. In the complex world of the current capital market upheaval, this book provides useful definitions, case law examples, and insight into structures, regulation, and litigation strategies.