Documentation for Digital Asset Derivatives

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

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In January 2023, ISDA launched new standard documentation for the trading of digital asset derivatives, intended to bring greater clarity to this asset class by creating a consistent contractual framework for digital asset derivatives under the umbrella of the ISDA Master Agreement. This event will provide a comprehensive description of the ISDA Digital Asset Derivatives Definitions and set out areas of potential future work, including use in distributed-ledger-technology-based applications, including smart contracts.


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This is an ISDA Virtual Conference:

  • Event will be live on October 3, 2023 from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT  |  Timezone Converter
  • Miss part of the event or aren’t able to watch live? The recording will be available to registrants until November 3, 2023

Educational Credits

2.5 CLE Credit Hours Available (New York) Transitional and Non-Transitional

2.5 CPE Credit Hours Available

2.25 CPD Credit Hours Available (England and Wales)

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Tuesday, October 3, 2023

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9:00 AM Introduction and Welcoming Remarks Ciarán McGonagle

Ciarán McGonagle, Assistant General Counsel, ISDA

9:05 AM Overview of the ISDA Digital Asset Derivatives Definitions Mark New, Douglas J. Donahue, Richard Hay, Purvi Maniar

The panelists will give an overview of the ISDA Digital Asset Derivatives Definitions, a newly established standardized contractual framework for digital asset derivatives. The panellists will discuss how the definitions reduce credit and market risk in the digital asset derivatives market by setting clear provisions for execution and settlement. They will explain how the definitions tackle the unique risks associated with derivatives referencing digital assets, such as the variety of price sources, blockchain forks, and the round-the-clock operation of digital asset markets. Panellists will also explore potential future documentation work in this space.

Moderator: Mark New, Senior Counsel, Americas, ISDA
Douglas J. Donahue, Partner, Linklaters LLP
Richard Hay, UK Head of Fintech, Linklaters LLP
Purvi Maniar, Deputy General Counsel, FalconX

10:20 AM Break

10:30 AM Implementation and Smart Derivatives Contracts Ciarán McGonagle, Max Allan, Finn Casey Fierro, Sophia Le Vesconte

ISDA created the ISDA Digital Asset Derivatives Definitions with a flexible format so that they can easily respond to future market and technology evolution. The definitions also use a controlled language structure to clearly identify and outline operational processes and events. During the panel discussion, experts will examine how this strategy could aid their future implementation within a DLT-based infrastructure, including within a smart contract, and the importance of the Common Domain Model in achieving this vision.

Moderator: Ciarán McGonagle, Assistant General Counsel, ISDA
Max Allan, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
Finn Casey Fierro, Web3 Solutions Architect & Consultant, Null Technologies LTD
Sophia Le Vesconte, Counsel, Linklaters LLP

11:30 AM Conference Concludes

Agenda is subject to change.

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Max Allan


King & Wood Mallesons


Finn Casey Fierro

Web3 Solutions Architect & Consultant

Null Technologies LTD


Douglas J. Donahue


Linklaters LLP


Richard Hay

UK Head of Fintech

Linklaters LLP


Sophia Le Vesconte


Linklaters LLP


Purvi Maniar

Deputy General Counsel



Ciarán McGonagle

Assistant General Counsel



Mark New

Senior Counsel, Americas



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The course level is intermediate. Some knowledge of derivatives documentation is assumed. No advance preparation is required.
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ISDA is an accredited provider of continuing education credits by the following organizations:

  • CLE

    ISDA has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the state of New York.

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