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ISDA Morning Briefing: Brexit, Implications for Derivatives


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Tuesday, October 31, 2017
One Bishops Square


The consequences of the UK’s impending withdrawal from the EU is a hot topic which continues to reverberate through all major industries, both in the UK and on the continent. Although uncertainty remains rife across the board, prudent institutions have recognised the importance of early engagement and the benefits to be gained from proactive discourse. The potential for market disruption is particularly acute in the financial services sector. To combat this, ISDA has penned a set of responses to certain frequently asked questions (FAQs) which continue to evolve in conjunction with developments on the political and legal horizon. Another recent paper published by ISDA addresses the thorny issue of CCP location, which has potentially serious practical and systemic implications. ISDA has also submitted a response letter to the proposed regulation about supervision of CCPs and a location policy. In this breakfast briefing we will gather a number of experts to discuss these topics and the various corollary questions and considerations to be posed to regulators, political bodies and market participants.




8:00 AM


Registration and Continental Breakfast




8:30 AM


Welcoming Remarks
Peter Werner, Senior Counsel, ISDA




8:45 AM


Legal and Documentation Issues – Impact of Brexit on Legal Agreements

  • Brexit FAQ
  • Repeal Act

Mark Brown, Partner, Linklater’s LLP
Peter Werner, Senior Counsel, ISDA




9:20 AM


A Regulatory perspective – How will Brexit impact the Regulatory Agenda?
This session will discuss the likely options available to UK financial services firms wishing to access EU financial markets. We will also discuss the challenges that need to be overcome in order to avoid market fragmentation and reduced market liquidity.

Chris Bates, Partner, Clifford Chance LLP
Fiona Taylor, Director, European Public Policy, ISDA
Will Amos, Partner, PwC




9:55 AM


Implications of Clearing Location Policy

  • The Aim of EMIR 2 - Why does the EU want to change CCP supervision?
  • The Risk and cost of a Location Policy
  • Supervisory cooperation
  • The current status of discussion in Brussels – What is next?

Ulrich Karl, Head of Clearing Services, ISDA




10:30 AM


Discussion Concludes





Agenda is subject to change

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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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