6.5 CPD Credit Hours Available (Hong Kong)
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019Print Agenda Understanding the ISDA Master Agreements for
8:15 AM Registration and Morning Coffee
9:00 AM Introduction and Welcoming Remarks Jing Gu
9:15 AM The 2002 ISDA Master Agreement Jing Gu, Francis Edwards, Linda Liu
- Section-by-section Analysis of the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement
- Discussion of Key Differences between the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement and the 1992 ISDA Master Agreement
- Measures of Damages and Close-out Methodologies
- Events of Default and Termination Events
- Set-off Provision
- Interest Rate Provisions
- Tax Provisions (including FATCA)
- Close-out Amount Protocol
- Netting Opinions
- Illegality/Force Majeure Protocol
The speakers will also draw out lessons for buy-side users of the Master Agreement and firms dealing with them.
10:45 AM Morning Break
11:00 AM The 2002 ISDA Master Agreement (continued)
12:30 PM Luncheon
1:30 PM Negotiating the Schedule to the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement Navin Desor, Richard Poon
This session will focus on key issues that firms typically negotiate in their Schedule to the 2002 Agreement. Frequently negotiated Schedule provisions will be discussed:
- Automatic Early Termination
- Specified Entities
- Specified Transactions
- Cross Default
- Threshold Amounts
- Additional Termination Events
- Additional Representations
- Specific Provisions for Investment Managers
- Specific Provisions for Hedge Funds
3:15 PM Afternoon Break
3:30 PM Close-outs Under the ISDA Master Agreements Stephen Song
This session will cover the operation of the Close-out provisions of the ISDA Master Agreements (1992 and 2002 versions) from the point of view of what to look out for when deciding whether and/or when to Close-out, issues related to Close-out such as the giving of notices under the ISDA Master Agreements and practical considerations drawing upon market examples.
4:15 PM ISDA Netting Opinions Grant Jenkins
In this session, the speakers will provide an introduction to the netting opinions that ISDA publishes in relation to the ISDA Master Agreement and consider the key issues that they address.
5:00 PM Conference Concludes
Agenda is subject to change.
VenueBack to Top
Novotel Century Hong Kong
238 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Phone: (+852) 2598 8888
SpeakersBack to Top
Regional Head of Legal, Global Markets, Asia Pacific
Head of Legal, Asia
Allen & Overy
Director, Legal Department
Partner, Capital Markets
PricingBack to Top
Registration fee is for one person to attend the entire event. Pass may not be split between multiple attendees.
Groups of three or more attendees from the same firm can receive a 20% discount on event registrations. Groups must be registered together, in advance of the event. To register your group, please email email@example.com.
Course LevelBack to Top
Basic knowledge of derivatives documentation is beneficial but not mandatory. Some knowledge of financial markets is assumed. No advance preparation is required.