Understanding the ISDA Master Agreements

Including the Buy-side Perspective

Friday, July 13, 2018
Singapore

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Non-Member $750 U.S.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

8:15 AM Registration and Morning Coffee

9:00 PM Introduction and Welcoming Remarks Erryan Abdul Samad

Erryan Abdul Samad, Assistant General Counsel, ISDA

9:15 AM The 2002 ISDA Master Agreement Erryan Abdul Samad, Evan John Lam, Kai Loon Loh, Mae Yen Teoh

  • Section-by-section analysis of the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement
  • Discussion of key differences between the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement and the 1992 ISDA Master Agreement
  • Measures of damages and close-out methodologies
  • Events of Default and Termination Events
  • Set-Off Provision
  • Interest Rate Provisions
  • Tax Provisions (including FATCA)
  • Close-Out Amount Protocol
  • Netting Opinions
  • Illegality/Force Majeure Protocol

The speakers will also draw out lessons for buy-side users of the Master Agreement and firms dealing with them.

Erryan Abdul Samad, Assistant General Counsel, ISDA
Evan John Lam, Partner, Allen & Gledhill LLP
Kai Loon Loh, Counsel, Ashurst ADTLaw
Mae Yen Teoh, Associate, Clifford Chance

10:45 AM Morning Break

11:00 AM The 2002 ISDA Master Agreement (continued)

12:30 PM Luncheon

1:30 PM Negotiating the Schedule to the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement Lyn Lee, Sonia Lim

This session will focus on key issues that firms typically negotiate in their Schedule to the 2002 Agreement. Frequently negotiated Schedule provisions will be discussed:

  • Automatic Early Termination
  • Specified Entities
  • Specified Transactions
  • Cross Default
  • Threshold Amounts
  • Additional Termination Events
  • Additional Representations
  • Specific Provisions for Investment Managers
  • Specific Provisions for Hedge Funds
Lyn Lee, Head, Legal - Global Treasury and Investment Banking, OCBC Bank
Sonia Lim, Counsel, Linklaters

3:15 PM Afternoon Break

3:30 PM Close-outs under the ISDA Master Agreement John Ho

This session will cover the operation of the Close-out provisions of the ISDA Master Agreement (1992 and 2002 versions) from the point of view of what to look out for when deciding whether and/or when to Close-out, issues related to Close-out such as the giving of notices under the ISDA Master Agreement and practical considerations drawing upon market examples.

John Ho, Head, Legal, Financial Markets, Standard Chartered Bank

4:15 PM ISDA Netting Opinions Erryan Abdul Samad, Evan John Lam

In this session, the speakers will provide an introduction to the netting opinions that ISDA publishes in relation to the ISDA Master Agreement and consider the key issues that they address. The speakers will also provide an introduction to the Singapore netting opinion, taking into account recent legislative changes.

Erryan Abdul Samad, Assistant General Counsel, ISDA
Evan John Lam, Partner, Allen & Gledhill LLP

5:15 PM Conference Concludes

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Erryan Abdul Samad

Assistant General Counsel

ISDA

John Ho

Head, Legal, Financial Markets

Standard Chartered Bank

Evan John Lam

Partner

Allen & Gledhill LLP

Lyn Lee

Head, Legal - Global Treasury and Investment Banking

OCBC Bank

Sonia Lim

Counsel

Linklaters

Kai Loon Loh

Counsel

Ashurst ADTLaw

Mae Yen Teoh

Associate

Clifford Chance

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Introductory

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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