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Summer Series 2024

This year’s Summer Series will be held in the afternoons for two weeks in July. The LSTA Summer Series is designed as an introduction to the loan market and will include classes focused on the loan market itself, the provisions found in typical credit agreements, private credit and direct lending, the secondary trading market, trading and settling loan trades, the LSTA form of emerging business credit agreement, and the regulations impacting the loan market. The Summer Series is ideal for new entrants or those with one or two years’ experience in the loan market. Registration is now open. Presentations and replays now available for LSTA Membes.

Third Party Releases After Purdue

The Supreme Court Rules in Purdue: What are the Implications For Third Party Releases in Corporate Restructurings? Presented by Philip Anker, Partner and Co-Chair of Bankruptcy and Restructuring, WilmerHale, Elliot Ganz, Head of Advocacy, LSTA, Moderator, Craig Goldblatt, Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court and Dan Kamensky, Founder, Creditor Rights Coalition. Replay now available for LSTA Members.

Financing and Investing in Ukrainian Energy and Infrastructure Funds

This webinar provided an overview of legal and financial considerations that surround international investment in, and related lending to, Ukraine funds in 2024, with a focus on the energy and infrastructure sectors.  Discussion topics included the role of international financial institutions in the facilitation of international investment into Ukraine projects, political risk insurance, regulatory considerations, and deal documentation under relevant laws. Presented by Jonathan Cardenas, Chair, Emerging Europe Private Equity & Venture Capital Taskforce, American Bar Association Business Law Business Law Section (Miami, FL) - Moderator, Kaarli H. Eichhorn, Partner, Jones Day LLP (Brussels, Belgium), Rear Admiral (Ret.) Michael Hewitt, U.S. Navy, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, IP3 Corporation (Washington, D.C.), Igor Krasovskiy, Partner, Head of Banking and Finance Practice, Integrites (Kiev, Ukraine), Jon Queen, Chief Executive Officer, Berezan Port Limited (Denver, CO), Svitlana Samko, Principal Banker, Sustainable Infrastructure Group, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (London, UK), Gary Shu, Senior Advisor for Ukraine Energy, U.S. Agency for International Development (Washington, D.C.), Andrii Tsokol, Associate Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Group, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (Warsaw, Poland), Sandra J. Vrejan, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (Boston, MA). Presentation & replay now available for LSTA Members.

It’s a Small World After All: How Fund Finance Solutions Are Shaping the Primary Private Credit Markets

Market forces since the financial crisis have contributed to the exponential growth of private credit, while market forces in more recent times have driven the burgeoning growth of creative fund finance solutions. Now, the two areas are intersecting in interesting and sometimes unexpected ways. Attendees joined us for a lively, data-driven discussion of the convergence of these two hot areas and the commercial and legal aspects of their impact on one another. Moderated by Tess Virmani, Deputy General Counsel & EVP – Head of Policy, LSTA. Presented by Smitha Balasubramanian, Managing Director, Lincoln International LLC, Bryan Fischer, Managing Director, Crestline Investors, Inc., Elliot Ganz, Head of Advocacy, LSTA, David Solow, Partner, Global Finance, Sidley Austin LLP, Annie Wallis, Partner, Global Finance, Sidley Austin LLP and Jasen Yang, Managing Director, Credit, Apollo Global Management, Inc. Presentation now available to download.

Gender-Inclusive Drafting in Transactional Documents

This program addressed gender-inclusive drafting in transactional documents.  It discussed best practices such as avoiding such gendered terms as “husband” or “wife” in favor of terms like “spouse,” scrutinizing documents for gendered language (such as “man-made” or “gentleman’s agreement”), and using the singular “they” where referring to an individual whose gender is unknown or when discussing a generic person. Presented by Joel Kwan, Associate, Paul Hastings LLP, Ari Linder, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Boudewijn Smit, Counsel, NautaDutilh and Michelle Yang, Associate, Paul Hastings LLP. Presentation and replay now available for LSTA members to view and download.

Semi-Annual Oil & Gas June 2024 Update

Energy M&A and finance practitioners from Haynes and Boone, LLP discussed the latest trends in oil and gas matters. Presented by John Craven, Counsel, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Austin Elam, Partner and Co-Chair Oil & Gas Practice Group, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Kim Mai, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP and Jeff Nichols, Co-Chair of Energy Practice Group, Haynes and Boone, LLP – Moderator. Presentation & Replay now available to LSTA Members.

2024 LSTA and LMA Joint New York Conference

Our content rich conference covered cross border topics, including large cap and middle market trends, private credit, geopolitical trends, sustainable lending, and more. It was a terrific event where industry leaders share their insights and perspectives that you cannot hear anywhere else. Presentations are now available for LSTA Members.

3rd Annual Private Credit Industry Conference on Direct Lending and Middle Market Finance

This third annual conference, hosted in partnership with the LSTA, will continue to provide the latest and most relevant content for direct lending funds, BDCs, and their bank funding partners including capital fundraising strategies, pathways and major regulatory developments. Allocators will have the opportunity to network with funds, hear the outlook for credit performance, and identify investment opportunities.

2024 Operations Technology Conference

This year’s conference, “Transforming the Loan Market Through Operations and Technology”, will provide attendees with an opportunity for networking, education, and collaboration on topics relating to the broadly syndicated loan and private credit markets. Presentation now available.

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