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EMIR Compliance Update

5 CPD Credit Hours Available (England and Wales)

6 CLE Credit Hours Available (New York)

Transitional and Nontransitional

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
One Bishops Square


ISDA has published various documents as part of ISDA’s ongoing initiatives to facilitate EMIR compliance. This conference will provide an overview of the compliance challenge, looking specifically at remaining areas of uncertainty as we approach mandatory clearing effective dates, and examine the suite of documentation developed (and in development) by ISDA to facilitate members’ compliance. It will also touch on issues related to margin for uncleared swaps, as well as the EMIR Review, in particular the scope for changes to the framework for requirements that have proven to be particularly onerous and complex for regulators and industry alike.

  8:15 AM


Registration and Continental Breakfast




8:45 AM


Welcoming Remarks

Benoît Gourisse, Senior Director, European Public Policy, ISDA




9:00 AM


EMIR Requirements
This session will summarise the key EMIR requirements covered by ISDA documentation initiatives, providing an overview of key future EMIR compliance deadlines in the process.
Benoît Gourisse, Senior Director, European Public Policy, ISDA

William Winterton, Senior Associate, Clifford Chance LLP




9:45 AM


Outstanding Issues for Clearing Compliance

  • Key issues for clearing compliance, including:
    • Frontloading
    • Application of clearing obligation (product scope)
    • Uncertainty due to extraterritoriality
    • Access to clearing and documentation issues
  • Indirect Clearing
  • EMIR Review and clearing

Aditya Bandyopadhyay, Managing Associate, Linklaters LLP

Roger Cogan, Head, European Public Policy, ISDA




10:45 AM


Morning Break




11:15 AM



What you need to know about the Working Group on Margin Requirements (WGMR) Implementation
This session will look at upcoming issues related to margin for uncleared swaps:

  • Working Group on Margin Requirements
  • Local implementation of WGMR framework in Europe
  • How documentation might change

Tom Roberts, Senior Associate, Allen & Overy LLP




12:00 PM






1:00 PM


EMIR Protocols and Documentation Initiatives Overview and update: Do EMIR swap regulations apply to me and/or my counterparty, and if so, how will that affect my trading relationship?
This session will provide an overview of all EMIR-related documentation initiatives ISDA has published and how they facilitate compliance with EMIR obligations:

  • The ISDA EMIR NFC Representation including Protocol
  • The ISDA 2013 EMIR Portfolio Reconciliation, Dispute Resolution and Disclosure Protocol
  • Documentation in respect of Clearing and Frontloading
  • ISDA Amend for EMIR
  • Other relevant documentation

Emma Dwyer, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP

Lai Lai Wong, Legal, ISDA




2:40 PM


Afternoon Break




3:00 PM


The EMIR Review
We will cover the main issues being considered by regulators in the review of EMIR, as well as ISDA’s own priorities: issues such as double-sided reporting, treatment of compressions, frontloading and others.

Moderator: Roger Cogan, Head, European Public Policy, ISDA
Anne-Laure Condat, Technical Specialist in the Trading and Post-Trade Policy Team
        (Markets Policy), FCA
Julia Smithers Excell, Executive Director & Assistant General Counsel, J.P.Morgan




4:00 PM


Conference Concludes


Agenda is subject to change

$ 850 U.S. (member) / $ 975 U.S. (non-member)
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Allen & Overy LLP, One Bishops Square, London, E1 6AD. Phone +44 (0) 203 808 9700. Please find a map to the venue here.

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