London Governance & Compliance Academy

ISDA Master Agreement Overview

Ernst van den Broek

ISDA Master Agreement Overview

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Course Overview


Most over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives transactions are documented using standardized documentation published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA®). This documentation typically includes the ISDA Master Agreement (ISDA Master) and a Schedule to the ISDA Master.


This programme will address the 2002 ISDA Master Agreements as well as its Schedule.


Duration7 hours
PriceGBP 325 (excl. VAT)


Training Objectives


  • Gain knowledge on the 2002 ISDA® Master Agreements, Schedules and Agreement Confirmations.

  • Attain knowledge to be able to protect their organisation against potential problem areas such as default, insolvency, enforcement, and regulations

  • Learn to structure agreement and the Schedule to the ISDA® Master Agreement



Training Outline


  • Overview ISDA Master Agreement and its Schedule

  • Credit Issues such as Cross default and cross acceleration, Credit event upon merger, Threshold amount, Specific indebtedness, Set off and transfer

  • Political Risk and other Categories of Risk

  • Negotiating a 2002 ISDA Master Agreement Schedule:

  • Implications and variants of each provision

  • Common Provisions and their implications



Who Should Attend


  • 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

  • Traders, Hedge Fund and Private Equity Managers and Fund Managers



Industry Expert | Ernst van den Broek

Ernst van den Broek has over 15 years’ experience in the financial and commodity industry and works as an interim legal counsel in the Netherlands. He has worked for ING Financial Markets, NV Nuon Energy Trade & Wholesale, Rabobank International, ABN AMRO, AFM, Ministry of Finance and various other banks within both their legal and credit departments. Ernst studied law at the University of Amsterdam and holds an MBA degree from the NIMBAS-Bradford Graduate School of Management.


He is highly experienced and skilled in drafting and negotiating a vast array of market conform trading agreements in the field of financial and commodity trading including the negotiation of ISDA Master Agreements, CSAs, GMRAs, GMSLAs and EFETs. He provides training on all these documents and is a fluent English speaker. He is also experienced in drafting bespoke documentation (such as clearing agreements, sourcing agreements, tolling agreements, gas storage agreements and structured products documentation), governed by English law or other widely recognised jurisdictions.



Training Style


The training style will include the presentation of all the material using slides and handouts.


The trainer will use practical examples to elaborate various concepts as well as show various slides that highlight particular course concepts and encourage class discussion. Participants will engage in exchange of ideas and sharing of knowledge on the subject matter, as well as ask questions and obtain clarifications on all the material covered.



CPD Recognition


This programme may be approved for up to 7 CPD units in Law. Eligibility criteria and CPD Units are verified directly by your association, regulator or other bodies which you hold membership.



Ticket Information

ISDA Master Agreement Overview
Sales Ended: 19-May-2022 00:00

Additional Details

Price - 325

Duration - 7

CPDs - 7

Ticket Options - paid

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