Australian issuers of OTC derivatives (with less than A$5 billion gross notional outstanding positions as at 30 June 2014) will need to report for the first time from 12 October 2015.

Draft regulations in relation to single-sided reporting relief have been published which will assist those issuers – but only to a limited extent in relation to some transactions/ positions.

Therefore, issuers will still need to understand the extent of the relief, in relevant cases negotiate with counterparties, and ready themselves for reporting in view of the October deadline.

To read more, check out our recent blog post on Finance Magnates about the proposed legislation to facilitate single-sided reporting for OTC derivatives issuers who have upcoming requirements to report their trades to a licensed Australian Derivative Trade Repository (ADTR).