Practical Law

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Level 1

LSTA University Level 1
  • Practical Law - Covenant-Lite Loans: Overview

    This Note explains the typical features of covenant-lite loans and examines the benefits and drawbacks of covenant-lite loans for borrowers and lenders.

  • Practical Law - 2021 Trends in Call Protection *New*

    A review of call protection trends in credit agreements in 2021. This Article discusses call protection triggers, exceptions, time periods and amounts.

  • Practical Law - Acquisition Finance Overview

    A Practice Note providing an overview of financing an acquisition by debt using a loan from a bank or other financial institution. This Note also gives a description of the methods of acquiring a business through an asset acquisition, stock acquisition, or merger.

Level 2

LSTA University Level 2
  • Practical Law - The Politics of ESG: What Financial Institutions Need to Know

    In the light of COP 26, this article provides an overview of the geopolitical risks that financial institutions face in relation to environmental, social and governmental (ESG) aspects of global governmental policies. It discusses corporate citizenship, enhanced state intervention, the rise of populism, the intensifying focus on the “S” and “G”, the new green hubs versus the issue of developing countries, the lack of international regulatory harmonization and human rights compliance obligations.

  • Practical Law - What's Market: Erroneous Payment Provisions *New*

    A discussion of the decision of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in the Revlon case, the effect of the ruling on credit documentation and the current state of erroneous payment provisions propounded by financial institutions and the LSTA to address the issues raised by the court ruling. This Note will be updated quarterly.

  • Practical Law – Practice Point: Crypto Finance

    A primer on the basics of lending and borrowing in the cryptocurrency markets.

Level 3

LSTA University Level 3

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OCC Delivers on Climate Promise

LSTA's Tess Virmani, AGC & EVP – Public Policy, Head of ESG, looks into OCC draft supervisory principles on climate risk.