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In light of Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) regulations, many firms have indicated that a significant number of existing Give-Up Agreements may need to be updated to reflect additional contractual language pertaining to bail-in clauses. Given the operational and legal efforts required to initiate and execute a high-volume of individual agreements in a short period of time, firms have requested additional tools to assist in streamlining re-papering efforts. FIA Tech has worked with the FIA Law & Compliance Division, as well as outside counsel, to develop legal and technical solutions enabling these bulk-agreement updates. To this end, the 2023 FIA Tech Regulatory Protocol (the Protocol) & BRRD Supplement have been created, which firms may adopt to support these bulk actions.
By adopting the Protocol & BRRD Supplement once at the outset, parties to existing GUAs will be able to send a notice (a Transition Notice) via FIA Tech’s Docs service to their GUA counterparties designating the FIA standard bail-in language (BRRD Clause) they wish to apply to the GUA. Adopting Parties retain their right to accept or reject any received Transition Notice.