Lexis®PSL Banking & Finance relaunches its debt capital markets topic

Lexis®PSL Banking & Finance relaunches its debt capital markets topic

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LexisPSL Banking & Finance has relaunched its debt capital markets topic following an extensive review by our LexisPSL Banking & Finance team and contributing authors from our UK and international network, as well as with assistance from experts on our Consulting Editorial Board. Highlights of the relaunch include 27 new and updated Practice Notes, four new subtopics, new US material, detailed news analysis and further current awareness monitoring, along with additional content from key texts such as Fuller: The Law & Practice of International Capital Markets and the Encyclopaedia of Banking Law.

Practice Notes

The following Practice Notes have been reviewed and updated with links to articles, news analysis, and other useful Practice Notes and websites:

  • Introduction to the debt capital markets
  • Debt capital market finance versus loan finance
  • Types of debt securities
  • Commercial paper and euro-commercial paper
  • Asset-backed commercial paper and associated structures
  • Form of debt securities—global securities
  • Form of debt securities—definitive securities
  • Parties in an issue of debt securities
  • Role of a bond trustee
  • Role of a fiscal agent
  • Bond trustees and bondholder meetings
  • Enforcement of debt securities
  • Issuing debt securities—key documentation
  • Terms and conditions of debt securities
  • Representations and warranties in debt capital markets transactions
  • Covenants in debt capital markets transactions
  • Events of default in debt capital markets transactions
  • Conditions precedent in debt capital markets transactions
  • Debt securities and legal opinions
  • Debt securities payment mechanics
  • Debt securities payment provisions
  • Selling restrictions
  • Listing debt securities in London
  • Listing debt securities on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange
  • Listing debt securities on the Irish Stock Exchange
  • Rating agencies and credit ratings
  • Documentary rating agency criteria

The subtopics have also been reorganised to make it easier to find the materials. The following new subtopics have also been added:

  • selling restrictions
  • clearing and settlement
  • US securities laws and regulation, and
  • Islamic finance—sukuk

We are also commissioning new Practice Notes in conjunction with our colleagues in the LexisPSL Corporate and LexisPSL Financial Services teams, as well as our contributing authors.

News analysis

We now have a number of legal updates and detailed news analysis on debt capital markets and structured finance topics. The team monitors a number of websites, journals and case reports to keep track of recent developments for debt capital markets lawyers and for those new to the topic. Here are some examples of recent news analysis from 2014 and 2015:

  • EBA issues positive opinion on securitisation ‘skin in the game’ rules—Fraser Wood, solicitor in the LexisPSL Banking & Finance team, looks at the European Banking Authority's opinion
  • Contractu

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About the author:

Meet Emma:

1.  Banking and finance lawyer with experience in derivatives, debt capital markets, securitisation and structured finance in London and Paris

2.  Likes ballet, playing the harp and holidays

3.  Thinks the law is always changing!

Emma trained and qualified at Allen & Overy LLP and worked in their derivatives and structured finance teams in London and Paris.  She then joined the foreign exchange prime brokerage legal team at Deutsche Bank before spending 4 ½ years with Crédit Agricole CIB advising the fixed income and derivatives desk.