Introduction to OTC derivatives training


We are delighted to invite you to our upcoming introductory training sessions on OTC derivatives. This training will be of interest to those who work in a business that enters into derivatives and want an introduction to, or refresher on, how OTC derivatives are documented and the related regulatory requirements and market developments.

The training (via webinar) will be broken up into a number of sessions over two days which will provide you with the building blocks to feel confident when documenting derivatives and an overview of the related regulatory requirements, under EU and UK law, and market developments. The focus of the sessions will be to give practical advice and to hear from lawyers working in this area on a daily basis.

On the evening of the second day, we will hold a networking session in London for you to meet fellow attendees and lawyers from Linklaters' derivatives department.

Please find the full agenda below

Day 118 January 2023



  • What are derivatives?
  • Who uses derivatives and why?
  • The basic product types
  • How do they compare to other financial instruments?
  • ISDA architecture (incl. definitions)
  • ISDA and legal technology

ISDA Master Agreement


  • Single agreement
  • Main provisions of the ISDA Master Agreement
  • Negotiating an ISDA Schedule
  • Practical considerations

Other ISDA documentation


  • Confirmations
  • Credit Support Documents
  • Protocols
Day 219 January 2023

Derivatives regulation


  • Overview of obligations (including clearing and regulatory margin) under UK and EU EMIR
  • What it means for your documents
  • Other regulation

Derivatives and hedging


  • The use of derivatives in hedging

Hot topics and horizon spotting


  • Market developments
  • Points to watch out for in 2023