About AB Trading Advisors

AB Trading Advisors is a specialist advisory firm focusing on derivatives, trading and counterparty documentation, compliance infrastructure and regulatory advice.  We have extensive experience in our specialist areas.  We provide practical advice with quick response times.  Our goal is to be best in class for what we do.  We were founded in 2014.  Our office is based in the City of London.  Our clients include hedge funds, private equity houses, family offices and proprietary trading vehicles.

AB Trading Advisors is a legal consultancy which does not engage in reserved legal activities¹, and which is not authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.  AB Trading Advisors is a trading name of AB Derivatives Advisors Limited, a limited company formed and registered under the laws of England and Wales under company number 09113840.  ¹Legal Services Act 2007, section 12(1) – reserved legal activities means exercising rights of audience, conduct of litigation, reserved instrument activities, probate activities, notarial activities or administration of oaths.

The firm is a member of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA).

Antony Bryceson

Antony Bryceson is a market-leading practitioner.  A finance lawyer specialising in derivatives, securities and trading matters, Antony is qualified as a solicitor (now non-practising) in England and Wales, and in Hong Kong.

Before founding AB Trading Advisors in 2014, Antony held a senior role at Sidley Austin LLP.  Prior to that he headed up the ‘buy side’ derivatives and trading documentation practice group in the London office of Simmons & Simmons LLP.  At both Sidley and Simmons & Simmons, Antony advised hedge funds, family offices, trading firms and other clients on a broad range of derivatives, prime brokerage, funds and regulatory matters.

Antony has contributed on a regular basis to legal periodicals including Practical Law and Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law.  He has been involved in the work of trade bodies such as the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), the FIA (formerly the Futures Industry Association) and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA).  He is a member of the Financial Markets Law Committee's Asset Management Scoping Forum.

Antony Bryceson

Richard Chapman

Richard Chapman specialises in derivatives, brokerage and trading related matters together with associated regulatory work. Since qualifying as a solicitor (now non-practising) in England and Wales in 2005, he has amassed experience on the buy-side both in private practice and in-house.

Before joining AB Trading Advisors in 2018, Richard was legal counsel for a leading event-driven asset manager for over six years where he was involved in legal matters connected to the investment management group and the funds/vehicles which it manages (in numerous jurisdictions). His primary focus was advising on all aspects of, and implementing practical solutions in relation to, their trading relationships, documentation, derivatives and regulation.

Prior to that, he was a supervising associate at Simmons & Simmons LLP in the financial services group where he primarily advised on trading related matters, focussing on the hedge fund sector.  He sits on the Financial Markets Law Committee's Asset Management Scoping Forum.

Richard Chapman

Legal assistants

AB Trading Advisors uses a small team of legal assistants.