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Weekly LIBOR Q&A Call

The LSTA has initiated a weekly live LIBOR Q&A call on Monday afternoons at 3PM(ET). This call is intended to address LIBOR questions coming into the LSTA.

Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Law – February 9, 2021

A presentation of recent decisions of interest to the lending community, including decisions on the automatic stay and turnover duty (Fulton), safe harbor transactions (SunEdison, Boston Generating), prejudgment interest on fraudulent transfer recovery (Petters), postpetition interest (Ultra Petroleum and CukerInteractive), subchapter V eligibility (Serendipity Labs), and PPP developments (Gateway Radiology). Presented by Elliot Ganz, General Counsel & Co-Head, Public Policy, LSTA and Richard Levin, Partner, Jenner & Block. Registration now open to LSTA Members.

The Dawn of a New Era for ESG

Despite the undeniable rise of ESG integration both in investment strategies and financial products over the last few years, 2021 looks set to be the start of a new chapter in the ESG story – particularly in the U.S. Members joined us for an expert discussion on what we should expect to see this year from sustainable finance and market developments to calls for greater ESG disclosure and standardization of ESG data. Presented by Marilyn​ Ceci - Managing Director, Global Head of ESG Debt Capital Markets, J.P. Morgan, Sabrina Fox - Chief Executive Officer, European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA), Charlotte Peyraud - Vice President, Sustainable Banking Americas, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Arleen Nand - Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP and Tess Virmani - Associate General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Public Policy, LSTA. Presentation & Replay now available to LSTA Members.

What’s in Store for 2021?: A Geo-political Analysis of the new Administration, the Pandemic, and the Loan Market

As the pandemic rages on around the world, the vaccines begin to roll out, and President-elect Joe Biden prepares to be sworn in, there is still uncertainty around the full economic and political impact of the events of 2020. What can we expect in 2021? Geopolitical analyst and advisor David Chmiel provided an overview of key challenges confronting the loan market and the global economy as we begin to move forward in 2021 while the UK and other parts of Europe have been thrust back into yet another complete lockdown. Members join us for what will be a thought-provoking and wide-ranging discussion. Presentation and Replay now available to our members.

The LSTA 2020 Secondary Trading & Settlement Study

TThe LSTA presented the results of our 2020 Secondary Trading & Settlement Study and discuss key trends and analysis that will shape the direction of the market in 2021. Presented by Ted Basta, EVP of Market Analytics and Investor Strategy of the LSTA. Presentation now available to members.

Distressed Debt Investing

In this presentation our panel of experts discussed the key topics to be considered when investing in distressed debt, including the following: Rights of a Lender Under a Contract, Sources of Creditor Rights, Fiduciary Duty in the Zone of Insolvency, Other Targets of Recovery, Company Defensive Measures. This webcast was done by Emil Buchman - Partner, Fried, Frank, Darren Littlejohn - Partner, Fried Frank, Bridget Marsh - EVP & Deputy General Counsel, LSTA, and Peter B. Siroka - Partner, Fried Frank. Registration now open to LSTA Members. Presentation and Replay now available to LSTA Members.

Practicing Ethically During and After the Pandemic

This program addressed ethics issues facing lawyers practicing during and after the pandemic, including: core duties, such as communication, competence and diligence; confidentiality issues (especially involving technology use) when practicing remotely and at home; unauthorized practice of law and multijurisdictional practice issues; special ethics challenges in pandemic - driven practice areas (such as trust and estates, and bankruptcy) and processes (such as remote depositions and mediations); and maintaining professionalism while serving clients. Presented by Tom Spahn, Partner at McGuireWoods. Presentation and replay now available to our members.

LIBOR Is (Still) Ending! Remediation is Safer

Monday, November 30th saw a flurry of announcements from the Ice Benchmark Association (IBA), the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Federal Reserve, the OCC, the FDIC and the ARRC about USD LIBOR cessation. The bottom line: Most USD LIBOR tenors may continue to exist (for legacy products) until June 30, 2023. However, new LIBOR loan origination must end “as soon as practicable” and no later than December 31, 2021. LSTA LIBOR experts will discuss what this ultimately means for the U.S. syndicated loan market. Presentation and Replay now available to our members.

Semi-Annual Oil & Gas Industry Update

Energy finance and bankruptcy practitioners from Haynes and Boone, LLP discussed current energy finance topics, including the latest trends in oil and gas finance. This seminar paid particular attention to bankruptcy and restructuring issues arising in the current market. Presented by Kraig Grahmann, Chair of Energy Finance Practice Group, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Bridget Marsh, Executive Vice President – Deputy General Counsel, LSTA Jeff Nichols, Co-Chair of Energy Practice Group, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Kelli Norfleet, Partner – Bankruptcy Practice Group, Haynes and Boone, LLP and Brent Shultz, Partner – Finance Practice Group, Haynes and Boone, LLP. Presentation and Replay now available for LSTA members.

A Deep Dive into Hardwired Fallback Language

Members joined us for an in-depth discussion of the ARRC hardwired fallback language – what it says, how it works and what it means. Presented by Christian Fundo, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, J.P. Morgan, Jeffrey Nagle, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Tess Virmani, Associate General Counsel & Executive Vice President – Public Policy, LSTA and Ian Walker, Head of U.S. Middle Market Research, Covenant Review. Presentation and replay is now available.

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Flooring It! LIBOR vs. SOFR

Interest rate floors have been in flux in the past year – and floor economics currently are moving against lenders. Prior to the Covid-19 crisis,…

FRBNY, LSTA and Credit Sensitivity

In January, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (“FRBNY”) invited the LSTA to present to its Credit Sensitivity Group (“CSG”) on i) lessons learned…