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Bankruptcy Roundup: Supreme Trademarks

Last week the LSTA hosted the seventh installment of its quarterly webinar roundup of Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Law. As usual, Rich Levin of Jenner & Block focused on a number of key recently-decided bankruptcy cases that raised issues of importance to loan market participants.

Quarterly Bankruptcy Review VIII: Venue and Tax Reform Take Top Billing

The LSTA recently completed two full years of hosting quarterly bankruptcy review webinars when Richard Levin of Jenner Block presented for the eighth time.  Unlike in previous webinars, where the focus was exclusively on bankruptcy cases, this time Mr. Levin began by focusing on two pieces of legislation that could profoundly impact bankruptcy and restructuring in the United States.

Bankruptcy Update: Key Cases That May Affect You!

This week the LSTA hosted the fourth installment of our quarterly roundup of Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Law.  Rich Levin of Jenner & Block once again focused on a number of recent key cases for loan market participants.  Among the most interesting issues was the “extraterritorial” reach of the avoiding powers of Section 547 of the bankruptcy code.  

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The Volcker Rule Amendments: What Do They Mean for CLOs

Earlier today the Federal Deposit Insurance Company (FDIC) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) separately approved final rules amending rules originally published in November 2013 that implemented the Volcker Rule. Importantly, today’s amendments do not affect loans and CLOs. The FDIC signaled that amendments to the part of the Volcker Rule pertaining to CLOs would be forthcoming sometime in the future. Today’s amended rules are available here.

LSTA Newsletter: August 16, 2019

This week we cover LIBOR-Good News and Less Good News; Docs Terms of Use; Delayed Comp Docs Released; Loans Mag Announcement

Loans Magazine – Summer 2019 Edition

This edition provides members with valuable content on the latest developments in the syndicated loan market. An article from David Chmiel of Global Torchlight Limited which explores “Current Geopolitical Trends Impacting the Loan Market”. We continue with a series of articles on the many aspects of the LIBOR/SOFR transition, an analysis of the secondary loan […]

LIBOR Fallbacks: Good News… and Less Good News

There is good news – and less good news – on LIBOR fallback language in cash products like loans, FRNs and CLOs. On the good news front, it looks like most cash products are now including fallback language in new deals. This is critical because many instruments will be outstanding when LIBOR ends after 2021, and if they don’t have good fallback language, there could be contract frustration (and litigation). However, on the less-good-news front, the fallback language is not always consistent (which may lead to a lot of work to determine exactly how each instrument would fall back) or workable en masse (which may lead to traffic jams as everyone tries to amend their deals at the same time). We discuss the fallback status of FRNs and loans below. (And we’d gently remind readers that several CLOs have gone “hardwired”, per LCD and Covenant Review).

Primary Delayed Compensation: Drafts Released

Yesterday, the LSTA released drafts of the LSTA trading documents to be used in connection with the new Primary Delayed Compensation Protocol. Below, please find links to the clean drafts and blacklines marking the changes to the current versions of the Par/Near Par Trade Confirmation and Standard Terms and Conditions for Par/Near Par Trades.