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February 16, 2017

Final Agenda Announcement For the Upcoming ISDA® Seminar

by Miki Kolobara, Esq.

Kolobara Law Firm, LLC will conduct a two-day seminar titled “UNDERSTANDING ISDA® AGREEMENT IN THE EVOLVING REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT” on April 5-6, 2017, in Omaha, Nebraska.  The seminar is intended to help attendees better understand the key provisions of the ISDA® Master Agreement, Credit Support Annex and various Schedules. In addition, attendees will learn the most relevant and recent regulatory developments regarding mandatory margin requirements, position limits, collateral management, and reporting requirements.  This seminar will be a hands-on, practical review and analysis of the architecture of ISDA® documentation, including the 1992 and 2002 Master Agreements, 1994 Credit Support Annex, and Schedules to the master agreement and credit support annex, natural gas and power annex, crude oil annex, long form confirmation.

SEMINAR AGENDA

DAY ONE:  APRIL 5, 2017

8:00 AM              Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM              The 1992 ISDA® Master Agreement:

  • Section-by-section review and analysis of the 1992 ISDA® Master Agreement
  • Review of key differences between the 1992 and 2002 ISDA® Master Agreements

10:00 AM            Morning Break

10:15 AM            Schedule to the 1992 and 2002 ISDA® Master Agreement

  • Review of adequate assurances provisions in the ISDA® Schedule
  • Examination of relevant calculation agent issues
  • Identifying the relevant bankruptcy code representations in the ISDA® Schedule
  • The pros and cons of cross-product and cross-affiliate netting and setoff
  • Damages and close-out methodologies
  • Events of Default and Termination Events
  • Counterparty default management
  • Set-Off provision
  • Interest rate provisions

11:45 Noon        Lunch

1:00 PM              ISDA® Protocols and Annexes

  • August 2012 and March 2013 ISDA® Dodd-Frank Protocols
  • EMIR Protocol requirements for the U.S. companies
  • Margin Protocol
  • Mandatory reporting requirements obligations for end-users

2:30 PM              Afternoon Break

2:45 PM              Using ISDA® Master Agreement for Physical Commodity Transactions

  • Oil Annex
  • Power Annex
  • Gas Annex
  • Bridge Agreement

4: 15 PM             End of Day One Session

 

DAY TWO:  APRIL 6, 2017

8:00 AM              Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM              1994 ISDA® Credit Support Annex

  • Section-by-section review and analysis of 1994 ISDA® Credit Support Annex

10:00 AM            Morning Break

10:15 AM            Paragraph 13 to Credit Support Annex

  • Relevant issues when negotiating exposure thresholds
  • Parent guarantees considerations in derivatives transactions
  • Letters of credit as collateral for derivatives transactions
  • Margin calculation procedures
  • Collateral management for derivatives transactions

11:45                    Lunch

1:00 PM              Review of Supporting Documentation for ISDA® Master Agreement

  • Board resolutions and incumbency certificates
  • Risk management and trading policies and procedures for derivatives transactions
  • Review of recent regulatory development impacting ISDA® agreement

2:30 PM              Afternoon Break

2:45 PM              Negotiation Strategies for Over the Counter derivatives

  • Managing counterparty and operational risk in derivatives transactions
  • Memorializing derivatives transactions with long-form confirmations
  • Questions and answers

4:15 PM              Closing Remarks

Agenda is subject to change.

 REGISTRATION FEE – $ 1,599.00

We suggest registering at least two weeks in advance to ensure your seat.

Seminar will be held at the Scott Conference Center located at 6450 Pine St., Omaha, NE 68106 (www.scottcenter.com).

 

For more information about this seminar please contact Kolobara Law Firm at info@kolobaralaw.com or call 402-881-3987.fotolia_30108831_s

 

 

 

 

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