Tax Event - ISDA Provision
2002 ISDA Master Agreement
Section 5(b)(iii) in a Nutshell™
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Numbering Discrepancy: Note the numbering discrepancy in Section 5(b) between the 1992 ISDA and 2002 ISDA. This is caused by a new 5(b)(ii) (Force Majeure Event) in the 2002 ISDA before Tax Event, which is thus shunted from Section 5(b)(ii) (in the 1992 ISDA) to Section 5(b)(iii) (in the 2002 ISDA).
No real change from the 1992 ISDA. Note, unhelpfully, the sub-paragraph reference in the 1992 ISDA is (1) and (2) and in the 2002 ISDA is (A) and (B). Otherwise, pretty much the same.
Basically the gist is this: if the rules change after the Trade Date such that you have to gross up an Indemnifiable Tax would weren't expecting to when you priced the trade, you have a right to get out of the trade, rather than having to ship the gross up for the remainder of the Transaction.
That said, this paragraph is a bastard to understand. Have a gander at the JC’s nutshell version and you’ll see it is not such a bastard after all, then. In the context of CCP, you typically add a third limb, which is along the lines of:
- (3) required to make a deduction from a payment under an Associated LCH Transaction where no corresponding gross up amount is required under the corresponding Transaction Payment under this Agreement.
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