Opinions

The ISDA Master Agreement has established international contractual standards governing privately negotiated derivatives transactions that reduce legal uncertainty and allow for reduction of credit risk through netting of contractual obligations. Ensuring the enforceability of the netting provisions of the ISDA Master Agreement remains a key initiative for the Association.

The scope of the ISDA opinions address the enforceability of the termination, bilateral close-out netting and multibranch netting provisions of the 1992 and 2002 Master Agreements. Opinions are updated annually to comply with requests from various central banks. In addition, ISDA also solicits legal opinions on the enforceability of the ISDA Credit Support Documents in various jurisdictions, also updated on an annual basis.


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Public netting documents:


DateTitle / DescriptionDocuments
October 10, 2007
2006 ISDA Model Netting Act - Version 2
Model-Netting-Act101007.pdf
March 1, 2006
Memorandum on the Implementation of the Model Netting Act
Memo-Model-Netting-Act.pdf