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Trading Agreement Negotiation 
ISDA, Prime Brokerage, Custody, Futures Clearing, Repo and more.

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Trading Agreement Negotiation

High touch legal negotiations at competitive fixed rates: ISDA, Prime Brokerage, Custody, Futures Clearing, Repo and more.

Benchmarking Review

Extracting data from Trading Agreements and providing analytics.

Uncleared Margin Rules Implementation

Advising and assisting to prepare for and negotiate agreements required by Phases 5 and 6.


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Why HedgeLegal

Experience and Focus

Our sole focus is trading agreements.  We know them well and service clients across the spectrum of trading strategies.

Process & Pricing

Each negotiation is approached based on strategy, credit profile, trading  and operational needs.

Fixed Rate pricing available.  

Thought Leadership

HedgeLegal is at the forefront of legal and market developments, publishing articles and webinars to educate the market.

Our Team

Poseidon Retsinas


Poseidon has over 14 years of experience as a negotiator of trading documentation (Prime Brokerage, ISDA, Futures Clearing, Repo, Custody, etc). Prior to founding HedgeLegal, he was responsible for the onboarding and negotiation of all trading documentation for Innocap, one of the world's largest hedge fund managed account platforms with over 7 Billion in assets under management. His experience spans a wide range of product lines as well as investment strategies. Poseidon has extensive experience in Prime Broker selection, prime finance and pricing negotiations and has built strong relationships across the street with brokers, allocators and managers.

Poseidon has a diverse international experience. In addition to being admitted to the New York Bar and Quebec Bar, Poseidon was an associate at a premier global law firm in London, Clifford Chance, where he specialized in derivatives. Poseidon obtained his law degree from McGill University and holds a Master’s degree in Law and Accounting from the London School of Economics. Poseidon’s articles have been published in the Hedge Fund Law Report, Hedgeweek and HFM Week. He is frequently a speaker on industry panels.

Cristina Brodeur-Reda


Cristina Brodeur-Reda is an attorney with a diverse legal background, having worked in civil litigation at Kalman Samuels, Attorneys. She is a graduate of University of Ottawa Law and a member of the Quebec Bar. Prior to her work at Kalman Samuels, Cristina was an Insolvency Technician with Ginsberg Gingras and was part of the restructuring department. Cristina has advised clients on a variety of matters, ranging from financial restructuring to civil liability, and has made representations before the Superior Court and Court of Appeal of Quebec.

Cristina believes in giving back to the community and has assisted immigrant women in acquiring status and contributed to research for the repeal of a detrimental section of federal refugee legislation. Cristina’s experience in diverse areas of law has provided her with a unique perspective and has contributed to her ability in providing creative solutions for her clients.

Phillip Assimakopoulos


Phillip Assimakopoulos is an attorney admitted to the Quebec Bar and is currently working towards obtaining his Ontario Bar. He holds both a J.D. and LL.B. from the University of Sherbrooke as well as a B.A. from McGill University.

Phillip has a passion for finance and he is a holder of the CFA Investment Foundations Certificate. Before joining HedgeLegal, Phillip worked in tax litigation where he analysed tax legislation and drafted motions to be presented before the Tax Court of Canada. This background allowed Phillip to hone his analytical skills as well as attention to detail, making him an asset to HedgeLegal and the clients he serves.

Sahar Babaï

Financial Controller and Analyst

Sahar has over 15 years of experience as a controller, accountant and analyst. In her previous role she served as a business analyst at Metrobec, one of Canada’s largest firms specializing in trading, recycling and processing of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal. She worked closely with management and traders to analyse daily market prices of metals. Sahar holds a bachelors degree in Accounting and Business/Management from Concordia University.

David Balass


David Balass is a second-year law student at McGill University with a strong passion for the world of finance. Before studying law, he majored in finance and obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University. David has completed CFA Level I. David's appetite for knowledge in both law and finance is insatiable and his ultimate goal is to pursue a career at the intersection of these two fields.

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We negotiate a wide array of trading agreements

ISDA, Prime Brokerage, Term Commitment, Futures Clearing, OTC Clearing, FX PB, Repo, Equity Master Confirmation Agreements, Custody, etc.
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HedgeLegal is dedicated to providing industry best practice trading document negotiation.


Our clients span a wide range of product lines as well as investment strategies.  We represent corporates, startup managers as well as established managers with billions under management.

We have strong relationships with brokers across the street and leverage this to obtain efficiency and sound terms for our clients.

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