Monthly Highlights: August 2016

Monthly Highlights: August 2016
Welcome to this month’s highlights from the Lexis®PSL Banking & Finance team which cover the key news updates from August 2016.


The following Brexit news analysis has been published on our blog during August 2016:

Debt capital markets: Piers Summerfield, partner at Simmons and Simmons, looks at how the UK’s vote to leave the EU may impact on debt securities. See News Analysis: Brexit and debt capital markets

Capital Markets Union: Peter Workman, partner at PwC, discusses the impact of Brexit on the UK’s participation in the Capital Markets Union (CMU) project. See News Analysis: Brexit and the future of the Capital Markets Union

Derivatives: Nigel Dickinson, partner, and Victoria Nevins, associate, at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP discuss the potential implications of Brexit on the derivatives market in News Analysis: The impact of Brexit on derivatives

Leverage finance: Matthew Dunn, partner at Clifford Chance, discusses the potential implications for leveraged finance following the UK’s decision to leave the EU in News Analysis: Brexit—examining the implications for leveraged finance


Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA) issues draft guidance for US sanctions issues in lending transactions

The LSTA has published an updated version of its 'LSTA Guidance Regarding US Sanctions Issues in Lending Transactions'. The new Guidance reflects the developments in this area since the LSTA's Guidance was first published in Q1 2014.

The Guidance sets out the key Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) prohibitions relevant to those involved in lending transactions in the US syndicated loan market and

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Neeta has been working as a paralegal in Banking and Insolvency for the past 4 and a half years.

She started her legal career at Allen & Overy in 2008 in the midst of the global financial crisis and the collapse of Lehmans where she gained most of her experience.

Neeta also did a short stint in litigation at the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office. Neeta graduated with a 2:1 honours degree from University of London, Queen Mary College and went on to obtain a distinction from the College of Law in the Legal Practice Course. She moved to Lexis®PSL in April 2013.