Hosted By New York City Bar Association

This course will enable both in-house and outside counsel to expand their skills and be more valuable to their clients by covering the why, what, when, where and how of derivatives. Derivatives are used by most large public and many private companies, in part to manage risk. This basic course will cover how the International Swaps Dealer Agreements (“ISDA”) and Credit Support Agreements (“CSAs”) work; how to avoid common, costly mistakes and unintended consequences when negotiating ISDA contracts; and understanding the differences among the three contract types. Changes in margin rules and SEC and CFTC regulations will be highlighted. LegalTech and FinTech opportunities and trends related to derivatives, including blockchain, distributed ledgers, smart contracts and best practices in documentation projects, will be covered, including ISDA-Create IM, the online process to agree and produce initial margin documentation and create valuable structured legal data One hour of ethics credit related to compliance with new derivatives and structured products regulations will also be available.

Partner Anna Pinedo will join a panel entitled “Key Considerations in Derivatives, Structured Products and Collateral”, which will discuss:

  • Regulatory margin requirements
  • Collateral posting and protection issues
  • Bankruptcy and credit downgrade considerations
  • Understanding netting of exposures, risk exposure, valuation and risk: notional values, counterparty risk, pricing and leverag
  • Use of derivatives in M&A
  • Tax implications of various derivatives and structured notes

Live program: New York City Bar
42 West 44th St
New York, NY 10036.

Also available via webinar.

For more information, visit the event’s website