Authored by: Minny Siu , Mu Mu (David) , Stanley Zhou and Andrew Fei

When the PRC Futures and Derivatives Law comes into effect on 1 August 2022, China will become a “clean netting jurisdiction”. Therefore, now is the time for Chinese companies and their international financial institution counterparties to actively focus on regulatory margin requirements for OTC derivatives and negotiate initial margin and variation margin documentation.

Based on KWM’s extensive experience in assisting major international and Chinese financial institutions with margin documentation negotiations, this bilingual guide is designed to help Chinese companies gain a better understanding of the key initial margin documents used in the international market.

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