ISDA Legal Opinion Developments (APAC)

Thursday, September 1 to Saturday, October 1, 2022

Member US$100.00

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China has passed the Futures and Derivatives Law on 1 August, recognising the enforceability of close-out netting in China for the first time. This event will discuss ISDA’s newly published netting and collateral opinions for China, initial margin developments as well as the use of SFT documentation in Asia.


This is a pre-recorded Virtual Conference


Recording available until October 1, 2022


This is an ISDA Virtual Conference:

  • This is a recording of the ISDA Legal Opinion Developments (APAC) virtual conference which took place on September 1, 2022
  • Registrants will have access to the recording until 5:00 PM HKT on October 1, 2022
  • After submitting your registration you will receive a confirmation email with a link to view the documents and recording

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

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3:00 PM Introduction and Welcoming Remarks Annabel Akintomide

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

3:05 PM Netting in China Jing Gu, Navin Desor, Andrew Fei, Chin-Chong Liew, Terry Yang

This panel will analyze China’s Futures and Derivatives law and discuss ISDA’s netting and collateral opinions for China.

Moderator: Jing Gu, Head of Legal, Asia Pacific, ISDA
Navin Desor, Regional Head of Legal, Markets and Securities Services, Asia Pacific, HSBC
Andrew Fei, Registered Foreign Lawyer (New York, USA), King & Wood Mallesons
Chin-Chong Liew, Capital Markets Partner, Hong Kong, Linklaters
Terry Yang, Partner, Clifford Chance

3:55 PM Break

4:00 PM Developments in Emerging Markets Sonal Pattnayak, Arie Armand, Jayesh H, Rabindra Nathan, Lisa Wang

This session will explore recent developments and collateral enforceability issues relating to initial margin in Taiwan, Malaysia, India and Indonesia.

Moderator: Sonal Pattnayak, Counsel, Asia Pacific, ISDA
Arie Armand, Managing Partner, Armand Yapsunto Muharamsyah & Partners
Jayesh H, Co-Founder, Juris Corp
Rabindra Nathan, Partner, Shearn Delamore & Co.
Lisa Wang, Partner, Russin & Vecchi International Legal Counsellors, Taipei

4:40 PM Break

4:45 PM ISDA’s SFT Documentation Annabel Akintomide, Max Allan, Pauline Ashall, John Ho, Jisuk Kim

Earlier this year ISDA published a new definitional booklet and related set of provisions designed to allow firms to document derivatives and securities financing transactions under a single ISDA Master Agreement. This session will highlight potential user cases in Asia-Pacific and additional considerations in Australia and South Korea.

Moderator: Annabel Akintomide, Assistant General Counsel and Director, Global Opinions, ISDA
Max Allan, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
Pauline Ashall, Partner, Linklaters
John Ho, Head, Legal, Financial Markets, Standard Chartered Bank
Jisuk Kim, Senior Foreign Attorney, Kim & Chang

5:25 PM Conference Concludes

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Annabel Akintomide

Assistant General Counsel and Director, Global Opinions



Max Allan


King & Wood Mallesons

Arie Armand

Managing Partner

Armand Yapsunto Muharamsyah & Partners

Pauline Ashall




Navin Desor

Regional Head of Legal, Markets and Securities Services, Asia Pacific



Andrew Fei

Registered Foreign Lawyer (New York, USA)

King & Wood Mallesons

Jing Gu

Head of Legal, Asia Pacific



Jayesh H


Juris Corp

John Ho

Head, Legal, Financial Markets

Standard Chartered Bank


Jisuk Kim

Senior Foreign Attorney

Kim & Chang

Chin-Chong Liew

Capital Markets Partner, Hong Kong


Rabindra Nathan


Shearn Delamore & Co.

Sonal Pattnayak

Counsel, Asia Pacific



Lisa Wang


Russin & Vecchi International Legal Counsellors, Taipei

Terry Yang


Clifford Chance


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Registration fee is for one person to attend the entire event. Pass may not be split between multiple attendees.
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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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