Practical Law

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Level 1

LSTA University Level 1
  • Current Trends in LIBOR Transition Provisions

    This Article examines interest rate provisions related to LIBOR transition in recently filed credit agreements contained in Practical Law What’s Market. The analysis looks at initial interest rates, replacement benchmark rates, credit spread adjustments, and fallback language.

  • 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 - SEC Proposes Mandatory Climate Disclosure Rules

    The SEC proposed new and amended rules to enhance and standardize disclosure regarding climate-related risks and opportunities.

  • Practical Law - Proposed UCC Amendments Relating to Emerging Technology

    This Article examines the proposed amendments to the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) relating to emerging technology and digital assets. Written by Practical Law Finance.

  • Practical Law - Developments in Unitranche Financing

    The increasing use of and higher amounts available to be borrowed under unitranche financings, both domestically and abroad, have bolstered the opportunities for middle market loan participants to obtain financing from non-traditional bank lenders in amounts that previously were reserved for traditional syndicated financings. However, lenders should become familiar with and evaluate the legal issues and potential bankruptcy risks unique to unitranche structures before entering into a unitranche financing. Written by Geoffrey R. Peck, Leonela Vaccaro Padron and Gabriella Fortun all from Morrison & Foerster LLP.

  • 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
  • Practical Law - Security Interests: Fund Finance

    A discussion of capital calls, capital commitments, capital contributions, portfolio investments and the methods of perfection of a security interest in them under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). This Practice Note also examines some of the issues that arise for fund finance lending transactions. Written by Pamela J. Martinson and Annie C. Wallis, Partners at Sidley Austin LLP.

  • Practical Law – Understanding Social Loans

    A Practice Note discussing social loans, a financing instrument that may be used to finance activities and projects that address a social issue or achieve a positive social outcome for certain communities. This Note also discusses the differences between these loans and other sustainable loan products in the US loan market.

  • Practical Law - What's Market 2022 Mid-Year Trends in Large Cap and Middle Market Loans

    A review of trends in large cap and middle market loan terms in 2022.

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LSTA’s New Board: Voted In Just One Ballot!

Who are the new Directors on the LSTA’s Board? LSTA Executive Director Lee Shaiman recaps the Annual Membership Meeting…and offers the big reveal (of the…

LSTA Publication of Flood Standards

January 20, 2023 - Today the LSTA published the revised LSTA Market Standards for Flood Insurance Processes in Syndicated Lending (“Flood Standards”). By way of…