Digitizing Legal Documentation and Smart Contracts
Thursday, January 28, 2021Online
Registration for this event will close 2 hours before the live broadcast
This is an ISDA Virtual Conference:
- Event will be live on January 28, 2021 from 9:00 AM – 11:45 AM EST | Timezone Converter
- Miss part of the event or aren’t able to watch live? The recording will be available to registrants until February 28, 2021
2.5 CLE Credit Hours Available (New York) Transitional and Non-Transitional
2.5 CPE Credit Hours Available
2.75 CPD Credit Hours Available (England and Wales)
9:00 AM Introduction and Welcoming Remarks Ciarán McGonagle
9:05 AM Digitizing Documentation for Implementation Ian Sloyan, Nigel Cobb, Akber Datoo, Mark New
Using digital models, such as ISDA CDM, to express the structure and operational aspects of documentation, will allow better connectivity between legal contract references and the systems which maintain the performance of those contracts, as well as providing libraries of components which can be used to build smart contracts. This presentation will provide an introduction on how ISDA is doing this today.
Moderator: Ian Sloyan, Director, Market Infrastructure and Technology, ISDA
Nigel Cobb, Senior Data Modeller, REGnosys
Akber Datoo, Founder & CEO, D2 Legal Technology (D2LT)
Mark New, Senior Counsel, Americas, ISDA
9:50 AM Break
10:00 AM Smart Derivatives Contracts – Opportunities for Implementation in the Derivatives Market Ciarán McGonagle, Shruti Ajitsaria, Richard Hay, Harry Jho
Market participants are developing and implementing technology solutions aimed at increasing automation within derivatives markets. There are opportunities to build on this further by harnessing new technologies, such as smart contracts and DLT. This panel will explore some of these opportunities, focusing on specific derivatives products and processes.
Moderator: Ciarán McGonagle, Assistant General Counsel, ISDA
Shruti Ajitsaria, Partner, Head of Fuse, Allen & Overy LLP
Richard Hay, UK Head of Fintech, Linklaters LLP
Harry Jho, Partner, Harry Jho LLC
10:50 AM Break
11:00 AM The Legal and Regulatory Framework – An International Perspective Megan O’Flynn, David Felsenthal, Philippe Goutay, Judith Lawless
DLT and smart contracts have the potential to significantly increase efficiency and automation in the derivatives market. However, the perceived lack of legal certainty when trading derivatives on a DLT platform could hamper broad-scale adoption. This panel will discuss some of these issues from an international perspective, including potential conflict of law issues that could arise when trading derivatives in using distributed, borderless technology and digital, dematerialized assets.
Moderator: Megan O’Flynn, Assistant General Counsel, ISDA
David Felsenthal, Partner, Clifford Chance US LLP
Philippe Goutay, Partner, Jones Day
Judith Lawless, Irish Counsel to ISDA, Partner, McCann Fitzgerald
11:45 AM Conference Concludes
Agenda is subject to change.