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ISDA Symposium®

Client Clearing Legal Opinions

3.25 CPD Credit Hours Available (England and Wales)

4 CLE Credit Hours Available (New York)
Transitional and Nontransitional

* ISDA Members Only *

Thursday, May 25, 2017
One Bishops Square


This symposium will provide an overview of the coverage of clearing relationships in ISDA Netting and Collateral Opinions, with a focus on the client clearing opinions that have been published in relation to the principal-to-principal clearing model and the ISDA/FOA Addendum. Some prior knowledge of client clearing and the industry netting and collateral opinions may be useful for this symposium.




8:15 AM


Registration and Continental Breakfast




9:00 AM


Welcoming Remarks




9:10 AM



Overview of the Clearing Models and ISDA/FOA Addendum

This session will introduce the principal-to-principal clearing model and will also provide a high level overview of the background to the ISDA/FOA Addendum, where it fits within the documentation architecture of the ISDA Master Agreement and within the client clearing structure as well as an overview of the key provisions of the Addendum in so far as they relate to the Client Clearing legal opinions.




10:10 AM


Coverage of Clearing Relationships in ISDA Netting and Collateral Opinions

The speaker will consider the issues that opinions may need to address in the cleared environment. This session will also examine the treatment of client clearing relationships in the context of the ISDA netting and collateral opinions.




11:00 AM


Coffee Break




11:15 AM


Reading the Opinions

This session will examine the treatment of client clearing relationships in the opinions specifically looking at:

  • The Instruction Letters
  • A CM Reliance opinion
  • A Client Reliance opinion

The discussion will be illustrated by reference to the published CM Reliance Opinion and Client Reliance Opinion for England and Wales.




12:45 PM


Symposium Concludes


Agenda is subject to change

$ 400 U.S. (member)
*The invoice total must be paid in full - registration fees are net of tax and wire transfer fees are not included.

We suggest registering at least two weeks in advance to ensure your seat.

Please click here for the Conference Registration Form.


Allen & Overy LLP, One Bishops Square, London, E1 6AD. Phone +44 (0) 203 808 9700. A map to the venue can be found here.

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