ISDA Legal Opinion Developments

Thursday, October 7 to Sunday, November 7, 2021
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Thursday, October 7, 2021

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8:00 AM Introduction and Welcoming Remarks Annabel Akintomide

Annabel Akintomide, Assistant General Counsel and Director, Global Opinions, ISDA

8:10 AM China Jing Gu, Navin Desor, John Ho, Minny Siu, Terry Yang

This panel will provide an overview of the latest legislative developments in China regarding enforceability of close-out netting under the draft Futures Law, as well as the bank resolution regime under the proposed amendments to the Commercial Banking Law. This session will also touch on issues regarding creation and enforcement of financial collateral arrangements under China’s new Civil Code and relevant regulations and rules.

Moderator: Jing Gu, Head of Legal, Asia Pacific, ISDA
Navin Desor, Regional Head of Legal, Global Markets, Asia Pacific, HSBC
John Ho, Head, Legal, Financial Markets, Standard Chartered Bank
Minny Siu, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
Terry Yang, Partner, Clifford Chance LLP

8:50 AM Global Law Reform Developments Peter Werner, Curtis Doty, Richard Hay

A number of initiatives by global standard setters are underway to provide legislative guidance on the treatment of digital assets, carbon credits, renewable energy certificates etc. Similar projects are ongoing at national level in certain jurisdictions. The treatment of transactions involving these “new” asset types under local law is relevant to the legal opinion analysis. The speakers will discuss these developments, including the latest ISDA white paper, and share their views on the various legal aspects relevant to the opinion analysis when it comes to digital and similar new assets.

Moderator: Peter Werner, Senior Counsel, ISDA
Curtis Doty, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP
Richard Hay, UK Head of Fintech, Linklaters LLP

9:30 AM Break

9:45 AM EU Developments Annabel Akintomide, José Manuel Cuenca, Lisa Curran, Jörg Fried, Rowena Ward

During this panel speakers will discuss recent EU developments, such as the restructuring directive and their impact on opinions in some jurisdictions.

Moderator: Annabel Akintomide, Assistant General Counsel and Director, Global Opinions, ISDA
José Manuel Cuenca, Partner, Clifford Chance LLP
Lisa Curran, Senior Counsel, Allen & Overy LLP
Jörg Fried, Partner, Linklaters LLP
Rowena Ward, Senior Associate, aosphere LLP

10:25 AM FCM Opinions Ann M. Battle, Ruth Arnould, Edward Mayfield, Rebecca Simmons, Michael Voisin

This panel will cover the 2021 Instruction Letter to counsel for the FCM netting and collateral options, as well as the updated Annex to that Letter describing the US FCM opinion by Sullivan & Cromwell. It will specifically focus on the mechanics of the FCM model and close out process under US law to assist non-US counsel in analyzing how local laws would apply to that mode, with a focus on updates since the prior US opinion.

Moderator: Ann M. Battle, Assistant General Counsel, Head of Benchmark Reform, ISDA
Ruth Arnould, Managing Director, Associate General Counsel, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Edward Mayfield, Executive Director & Assistant General Counsel, J.P. Morgan
Rebecca Simmons, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Michael Voisin, Partner, Linklaters LLP

11:05 AM Digitizing and Operationalizing Opinions Annabel Akintomide, Victoria McWilliam, Victoria Wells

In this session aosphere will showcase “Data+”; enhancements being made to netalytics in line with the increasing trend towards digitalization. Data+ provides users with counterparty and transaction netting flags in machine readable format, facilitating counterparty mapping and the feed of data directly into internal systems.

Annabel Akintomide, Assistant General Counsel and Director, Global Opinions, ISDA
Victoria McWilliam, Senior Associate, aosphere LLP
Victoria Wells, Head of Derivatives Products, aosphere LLP

11:45 AM Conference Concludes

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Annabel Akintomide

Assistant General Counsel and Director, Global Opinions

ISDA

ISDAconferences

Ruth Arnould

Managing Director, Associate General Counsel

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

BofAML

Ann M. Battle

Assistant General Counsel, Head of Benchmark Reform

ISDA

ISDAConferences

José Manuel Cuenca

Partner

Clifford Chance LLP

Clifford_Chance

Lisa Curran

Senior Counsel

Allen & Overy LLP

AllenOvery

Navin Desor

Regional Head of Legal, Global Markets, Asia Pacific

HSBC

HSBC

Curtis Doty

Partner

Mayer Brown LLP

Mayer_Brown

Jörg Fried

Partner

Linklaters LLP

Linklaters LLP

Jing Gu

Head of Legal, Asia Pacific

ISDA

ISDAConferences

Richard Hay

UK Head of Fintech

Linklaters LLP

LinklatersLLP

John Ho

Head, Legal, Financial Markets

Standard Chartered Bank

StanChart

Edward Mayfield

Executive Director & Assistant General Counsel

J.P. Morgan

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Victoria McWilliam

Senior Associate

aosphere LLP

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Rebecca Simmons

Partner

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

sullcrom

Minny Siu

Partner

King & Wood Mallesons

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Michael Voisin

Partner

Linklaters LLP

LinklatersLLP

Rowena Ward

Senior Associate

aosphere LLP

aosph

Victoria Wells

Head of Derivatives Products

aosphere LLP

aosph

Peter Werner

Senior Counsel

ISDA

ISDAconferences

Terry Yang

Partner

Clifford Chance LLP

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Intermediate

Basic knowledge of derivatives documentation is beneficial but not mandatory. Some knowledge of financial markets is assumed. No advance preparation is required.

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