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Recurring Revenue Financings – An Alternative to EBITDA-Based Lending

A team of market-leading practitioners from Latham & Watkins discussed key features of Recurring Revenue Financings and held a brief Q&A. Presented by Nicole D. Fanjul, Partner, Victor Ludwig, Associate, Jesse K. Sheff, Partner, and Dan Van Fleet, Partner, all from Latham & Watkins LLP. Presentation and replay now available for LSTA Members.

LSTA/Fitch Young Professional Series

This three-part series was moderated by Kenny Riaz, Senior Director Leveraged Finance, Fitch Solutions. The series featured seven industry experts who provided participants with a deeper understanding of the loan market. The series kicked off with a discussion on ESG basics and the loan market, where participants learned everything ESG related down to the basics. Our focus next turned to a review of fundamentals of credit documentation and covenants where we hope for your participation but will give no assignments. We ended our series by looking into the inner working of loans, where we focused on liquidity, performance, ratings and defaults. Presentations and replays now available for LSTA Members.

LSTA Annual Conference

This year’s conference agenda was expertly built around the theme of Reassessing Risk and Reshaping Markets.  Presentations now available.

The Revlon Mistaken Payment Decision: A Deep Dive

Professors Ronald Mann and Eric Talley of Columbia Law School, who each drafted an amicus brief in this case, joined LSTA's General Counsel Elliot Ganz in analyzing and decoding this important 2nd Circuit Decision.

LIBOR Legislation and the Federal Reserve’s NPR on Implementing Regulations

This spring, Congress passed the LIBOR Act, which was intended to create a clear and uniform process for touch legacy contracts – those lacking workable LIBOR fallback language – to transition to replacement rates. In July, the Federal Reserve released a proposal to implement the LIBOR Act. While business loans typically have some form of fallback language and generally were not in scope of the legislation, the LIBOR Act and the Federal Reserve’s Rulemaking could impact some loan agreements. Presentation and replay now available to LSTA Members.

Don’t Think You Are an ESG Fund? Think Again!

SEC’s Proposal to Require ESG-Related Disclosures by Registered Funds and Investment Advisers presented by George Raine, Partner at Ropes & Gray LLP and Tess Virmani of the LSTA. Presentation & replay now available to LSTA Members.

West Virginia v. EPA

Members joined us for a discussion of the Supreme Court’s decision in West Virginia v. EPA and other recent cases on administrative law and agency rulemaking. What is the Major Questions Doctrine, what do the Supreme Court’s recent decisions say about deference to administrative agencies, and what are some potential implications for agency rulemaking going forward? Presented by Jennifer Clark, Josh Fougere, and Ryan Morris, all Partners at Sidley Austin along with Elliot Ganz, General Counsel of the LSTA. Presentation and replay now available for LSTA Members.

Nonfungible Tokens and the Gamification of Markets

Nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, continue to grow in popularity as investors, artists, content developers, and other interested parties uncover new applications and opportunities. Mark Rasmussen and Juan Antonio Solis from Jones Day explained how NFTs work and described some of the possible uses for this new technology, as well as the legal risks surrounding it. Presentation and replay now available for LSTA Members.

Summer Series 2022

The LSTA Summer Series was designed as an introduction to the loan market and included classes focused on the loan market itself, the provisions found in typical credit agreements, the middle market, the secondary trading market, trading & settling loan trades, sustainability linked loans, 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. Presentations and Replays are available to LSTA Members.

LSTA/CRC Symposium on Intra-Creditor Class Warfare

Members attended a symposium for an in-depth discussion of one of the most vexing issues in the credit markets today: the increasing use of aggressive liability management techniques by companies to advantage one group of creditors over another and the warfare that results among creditors. Presentations and articles now available.

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Membership in the LSTA offers numerous benefits and opportunities. Chief among them is the opportunity to participate in the decision making process that ultimately establishes loan market standards, develops market practices, and influences the market’s direction.

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