Brexit: Implications for Cross-Border Derivatives Business

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
ISDA Conference Center
New York

Member US$400.00

Non-Member US$500.00

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Late on 31 January 2020, the UK left the European Union. Despite initial fears of the UK ‘crashing out’ without a deal, UK and EU negotiators had signed a Withdrawal Agreement, with one key effect that EU rules continue to apply to the UK until the end of 2020, including in the area of financial services.


While this entente calmed the nerves of many who feared the systemic and commercial impacts of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit, these fears may well re-emerge late in 2020 as we get close to the end of this implementation period. It also seems hugely challenging for EU and UK negotiators to agree on a comprehensive future trade relationship in financial services (among many other sectors) in 2020, and many believe that a relationship based on equivalence is the best that can be hoped for (if even that is achievable). Trade negotiations are complex. Will financial services really be traded against fishing rights?


In this conference, leading legal and government relations experts on Brexit will take participants through the intricacies and nuances of this complex issue, taking stock of progress to date, pointing out potential areas of difficulty in the days ahead (from the point of view of non-EU firms in particular), and will reflect on the kind of future financial services trade relationship market participants might hope could emerge from these difficult talks.


Who should attend: The conference will provide valuable insights for lawyers (in-house and outside counsel), government relations experts, compliance managers, risk managers and traders seeking to grapple with the practical challenges of Brexit.

Educational Credits

3.5 CLE Credit Hours Available (New York)
Transitional and Nontransitional

3.5 CPE Credit Hours Available

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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8:15 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 AM Introduction and Welcoming Remarks Roger Cogan

Roger Cogan, Head, European Public Policy, ISDA

9:00 AM State of Play Roger Cogan, David Reed

  • Onshoring
  • The Withdrawal Agreement
  • Process and priority political issues for negotiations on the future relationship
  • No Deal Risks – cliff edge postponed?
Roger Cogan, Head, European Public Policy, ISDA
David Reed, Senior Partner, Kreab

9:50 AM Access to the EU for 3rd Country Investment Firms Chris Bates, Roger Cogan

  • Patchwork of national regimes
  • How helpful would MIFID Article 46 equivalence be for 3rd country investment firms?
Chris Bates, Partner, Clifford Chance LLP
Roger Cogan, Head, European Public Policy, ISDA

10:35 AM Coffee Break

11:00 AM What Model for the Future Relationship? Chris Bates

  • The future of regulation in the UK
  • Potential models for EU/UK relationship post-Brexit
Chris Bates, Partner, Clifford Chance LLP

11:45 AM Brexit-related Challenges for US Firms Sandy Tapnack

Sandy Tapnack, Associate, Allen & Overy

12:30 PM Conference Concludes

Agenda is subject to change.

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Chris Bates


Clifford Chance LLP

Roger Cogan

Head, European Public Policy



David Reed

Senior Partner


Sandy Tapnack


Allen & Overy

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Government Agencies and Financial Hardship Policy

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Some knowledge of derivatives documentation is assumed. No advance preparation is required.

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