EMIR: what’s all the fuss about?

The Linklaters Learning Hub in Luxembourg

European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), including its recent amendment, is the result of a worldwide effort to reduce counterparty and operational risk, imposing reporting, clearing and risk mitigation obligations on counterparties to derivatives transactions. All entities active in the EU derivatives market, whether banks, insurance or reinsurance companies, funds, corporates, SPVs, etc., and whether using derivatives for hedging or investment purposes, are impacted by EMIR. 

This session is designed to provide a general overview of the obligations deriving from EMIR (including following EMIR Refit) for professionals who would like to understand more about this legal framework, with a focus on the bilateral risk mitigation techniques, including margin requirements.

This session will be co-delivered by Eliane Dejardin Botelho, Counsel in our Capital Markets and Banking Group, with our special guest, Ali Zerktouni, Compliance officer at Bank Julius Baer Europe. 

Ali has been in charge of the implementation of the EMIR risk mitigation requirements at the level of Bank Julius Baer Europe. Eliane has had special exposure in the discussions and preparation of market industry documentation addressing the initial margin requirements.

Designed for

This session will cover basic principles of the selected legal topic, and is designed for our clients and internal lawyers alike, to further their professional development together.

  • 12:15 – 12:30 Registration and welcome lunch
  • 12:30 – 13:30 EMIR: what’s the all fuss about? 
  • 13:30 – 14:00 Coffee and networking
To register, please email LearningHub@linklaters.com