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Expert resume of Vladimir Khrenov

Partner, Head of Derivatives and Capital Markets, Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners; Counsel to Chairman, Russian National Association of Securities Market Participants (NAUFOR)

Vladimir Khrenov is a partner and head of the derivatives and structured financial products practice at MZS & Partners. He was the lead drafter of the industry standard documentation for the Russian domestic OTC derivatives market published jointly by the National Association of Stock Market Participants (NAUFOR), the Association of Russian Banks (ARB) and the National Foreign Exchange Association (NFEA). The documentation includes the only form of a domestic master agreement for derivatives transactions currently approved by the regulator for close-out netting purposes, a credit support annex as well as definitions for such asset classes as foreign exchange, interest rates, equity and fixed income securities and commodities. Mr. Khrenov lead the MZS team drafting the credit derivatives definitions for use in the domestic market recently published by NAUFOR, ARB and NFEA.

Mr. Khrenov advises some of the largest sell-side and buy-side clients – both Russian and international – on all aspects of the derivatives and structured products markets and transactions involving Russian law aspects or parties. He advised the National Settlement Depository in relation to setting up the first Russian OTC trade data repository. He also advised the Moscow Exchange on the pilot project of CCP clearing of OTC derivative transactions. He acted as an industry expert in the consultations between the staff of the Supreme Arbitrazh Court and NAUFOR on issues involving the enforceability of swaps and the scope of the dealers’ risk disclosure obligations to clients.

Prior to joining MZS & Partners in 2009, Vladimir was head of the emerging markets derivatives practice in the legal department of the JPMorgan London branch and subsequently headed up the derivatives and structured products practice at the Moscow office of a magic circle law firm.