Understanding the ISDA Master Agreements Conference – Including an Overview of the Regulatory Changes to ISDA Documentation

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Program Agenda


Program Recorded on January 30, 2019


A. The 2002 ISDA Master Agreement – 1 Hour, 29 Minutes

  • 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
  • Counterparty default management
  • Set-Off provision
  • Interest Rate provisions
  • Close-Out Amount Protocol

     Jeannette Boot, Partner, WilmerHale
     David Felsenthal, Partner, Clifford Chance US LLP
     Frederick O. Quenzer, Assistant General Counsel, ISDA
     Ray Shirazi, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP


B. The 2002 ISDA Master Agreement (continued) – 1 Hour, 29 Minutes


C. Negotiating the Schedule to the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement – 1 Hour, 49 Minutes

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:

  • Elections (e.g., Governing Law, Termination Currency)
  • Automatic Early Termination
  • Specified Entities
  • Credit Support Documents and Credit Support Providers
  • Expansions and contractions of defined terms (e.g., Specified Transactions)
  • Cross Default and Threshold Amounts
  • Additional Termination Events
  • What are some examples and why do parties include these?

     Jonathan J. Ching, Counsel, Linklaters LLP
     Ian Cuillerier, Partner, White & Case LLP
     Ilene K. Froom, Partner, Reed Smith LLP


D. Regulatory Changes and Impact on ISDA Documentation – 1 Hour, 29 Minutes

  • Impact of Regulation
    • Dodd-Frank
    • EMIR
    • Brexit
    • Interest Rate Reform
  • Impact of Technology
    • ISDA Amend
    • ISDA Create

     Fabien Carruzzo, Partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
     Megan R. O’Flynn, Assistant General Counsel, ISDA
     Dan Vogel, Head of Financial Regulation, Legal, Bloomberg L.P