Legal Derivatives School

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Euromoney Training and this course are neither endorsed by nor affiliated with ISDA®

Since 1990, Euromoney Training, in association with Schuyler K Henderson, has organised this highly successful course on the legal concepts in derivatives and the documentation of derivatives transactions using the ISDA® Master Agreement.

'Legal Derivatives School' is presented in a modular format. You can choose to attend the comprehensive course (recommended) which runs from 28 October - 1 November 2013, or pick from the following modules:

Module 1: Legal and Documentary Issues in Swaps and other OTC Derivatives
28-29 October 2013

Module 2: Documenting Equity Derivatives
30 October 2013

Module 3: Credit Derivatives – Legal Issues and Documentation
31 October 2013

Module 4: Legal Issues in Derivatives and Structured Notes, Prime Brokers and Central Counterparties
31 November 2013

Course overview

Swaps and derivatives have become more and more complex every year, and have come under close regulatory scrutiny. Products such as credit derivatives and equity derivatives and the use of derivatives in
financing structures pose particularly interesting and significant issues. New laws and regulations are changing the practices and conventions of the OTC derivatives market. The advanced modules of this course focus on these issues and are specifically designed for delegates who have mastered the basic issues but are facing the challenges of these new and complicated applications. As the range of users and applications of swaps and derivatives increase, so the legal and documentation problems become more difficult and require ever-more sophisticated techniques.

This 5-day School fully explains the legal aspects of swaps and derivatives and derivatives in structured
You will gain a complete understanding of the key legal issues in swap documentation, and in particular the important problems of default, insolvency and enforcement.

Summary of course content

  • Gain essential hands on experience of documenting swaps and other derivatives
  • Perform intensive and objective analysis of 1992 and 2002 ISDA® Master Agreements, 2002 ISDA® equity derivatives definitions and 2003 ISDA® credit derivatives definitions, and related master
    agreement confirmations
  • Protect your organisation against potential problem areas such as default, capacity, insolvency, inforcement, regulation and tax
  • Learn to structure agreement “fixes” to ISDA® Agreements
  • Understand the principles of derivatives in structured financings
  • Learn about new credit derivative developments: Determination Committees and auctions
  • Learn about prime brokers, central counterparties and the new derivatives regime in the US and Europe

Who should attend this training course?

  • In-house lawyers in banks and securities houses
  • Bankers involved in complex financings using swaps and derivatives
  • Senior documentation staff
  • Compliance officers
  • Lawyers in private practice
  • Bankers who want to know more about legal issues
  • Accountants who have to document and advise on swap transactions
  • Lawyers with corporations and fund houses
  • Lawyers working for corporations, governments and financial institutions
  • Lawyers and accountants in private practice who advise clients on the above categories

Course fee:

  • US$3,750/person for any two days
  • US$4,900/person for any three days
  • US$6,050/person for any four days
  • US$6,500/person for all five days

ISDA® is a registered trademark of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association

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