The recent bankruptcy filing by Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. has generated pressing and complicated questions for hedge funds. Among the most salient topics on the minds of many hedge fund lawyers and managers is how the Lehman filing will affect hedge funds who entered into trades with Lehman or an affiliate under the ISDA Master Agreement. More generally, even for hedge funds that do not have direct Lehman exposure, the filing raises questions about what happens when your counterparty to a trade documented on the ISDA Master goes into liquidation. Leading derivatives attorneys from law firm Sutherland have contributed an article to the Hedge Fund Law Report that addresses these timely issues.

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