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Understanding the ISDA Master Agreements

Including an Overview of the Regulatory Changes to ISDA Documentation

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


7 CPE Credit Hours Available

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
ISDA Conference Center
New York


8:15 AM


Registration and Continental Breakfast




8:45 AM


Introduction and Welcoming Remarks



Yani Martes, Assistant General Counsel, ISDA




9:00 AM


The 2002 ISDA Master Agreement



  • 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
Ray Shirazi, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP




10:15 AM


Morning Break




10:45 AM


The 2002 ISDA Master Agreement (continued)




12:15 PM






1:15 PM


Negotiating the Schedule to the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement



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
Ilene K. Froom, Partner, Reed Smith LLP




3:00 PM


Afternoon Break




3:15 PM


Regulatory Changes and Impact on ISDA Documentation

  • How do Dodd-Frank, EMIR and forthcoming margin rules impact derivatives documentation?
  • How does ISDA Amend facilitate provision of regulatory information?



Douglas J. Donahue, Partner, Linklaters LLP                                  




4:45 PM


Conference Concludes


Agenda is subject to change

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