ISDA Virtual Conference: Digitizing Legal Documentation

Thursday, May 21 to Monday, June 22, 2020

This is a pre-recorded Virtual Conference


Recording available until June 22, 2020 


This is a pre-recorded ISDA Virtual Conference:

  • This is a recording of the Digitizing Legal Documents update that took place on May 20, 2020
  • Registrants will have access to the recording until 5:00 PM EST on June 22, 2020
  • After submitting your registration you will receive a confirmation email with a link to view the documents and recording


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Thursday, May 21, 2020

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9:00 AM Introduction and Welcome Remarks Ciarán McGonagle

Ciarán McGonagle, Assistant General Counsel, ISDA

9:05 AM Future of Derivatives Documentation Ciarán McGonagle, Akber Datoo, Douglas J. Donahue

New technologies are being developed and implemented. Documentation is being digitized. Standardization is driving greater automation, but how do these trends link together? What does this mean for derivatives documentation, and what are the costs and potential benefits?

Moderator: Ciarán McGonagle, Assistant General Counsel, ISDA
Akber Datoo, Founder & Managing Director, D2 Legal Technology (D2LT)
Douglas J. Donahue, Partner, Linklaters LLP

9:50 AM Break

10:00 AM Digitizing Documentation for Implementation Ian Sloyan, Nigel Cobb, 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, Consultant, REGnosys
Mark New, Senior Counsel, Americas, ISDA

10:50 AM Break

11:00 AM Smart Derivatives Contracts – From Concept to Construction Ciarán McGonagle, Richard Hay, Aaron Wright

ISDA’s documentation framework provides a robust foundation for the development of smart derivatives contracts. But which contractual terms should be automated? This presentation will provide an overview of some of the key legal and regulatory considerations that technology developers and other market participants will need to consider when developing smart derivatives contracts.

Moderator: Ciarán McGonagle, Assistant General Counsel, ISDA
Richard Hay, UK Head of Fintech, Linklaters LLP
Aaron Wright, Chief Executive Officer, OpenLaw

11:45 AM Conference Concludes

Agenda is subject to change.

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Nigel Cobb




Akber Datoo

Founder & Managing Director

D2 Legal Technology (D2LT)


Douglas J. Donahue


Linklaters LLP


Richard Hay

UK Head of Fintech

Linklaters LLP


Ciarán McGonagle

Assistant General Counsel



Mark New

Senior Counsel, Americas



Ian Sloyan

Director, Market Infrastructure and Technology



Aaron Wright

Chief Executive Officer



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