Translations: creating legally effective smart derivatives contracts

Translations: creating legally effective smart derivatives contracts

Smart derivatives contracts have the potential to deliver significant efficiency benefits to derivatives market participants. However, automating legal documentation is a specialised task and lawyers have a crucial role to play in ensuring automation is legally and operationally effective. Developing smart derivatives contracts will require lawyers to enhance the levels of standardisation within industry standard contracts and contribute towards the development of legal agreement data models that will serve as the foundation for smart derivatives contracts.

In the September edition of the Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, Ciarán McGonagle, Assistant General Counsel at ISDA looks at creating legally effective smart derivatives contracts in more detail.

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Neeta started her legal career at Allen & Overy in 2008 in the midst of the global financial crisis and the collapse of Lehmans where she gained most of her paralegal experience.

Neeta also did a short stint in litigation at the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office in 2006. Neeta graduated with a 2:1 honours degree from University of London, Queen Mary College and went on to obtain a distinction from the College of Law in the Legal Practice. She has been working at Lexis Nexis since April 2013.