Banking & Finance Update – Q3 2020

Banking & Finance Update – Q3 2020


As part of our sector-focused series, we have curated the key resources and points you need to know from the third quarter’s legal updates. Understand the key news stories, practice notes, timelines and upcoming webinars specific to the Banking & Finance sector.


Keeping up to date: September monthly highlights

We publish monthly news highlights on our blog. September’s highlights include news on Brexit, LIBOR and benchmarks, Lending news arising out of government interventions following COVID-19 (coronavirus), Restructuring and other topics. Read more ...

LMA briefing Q3 2020: contractual interpretation

In this briefing, the LexisPSL Banking & Finance team looks at three recent cases on contractual

interpretation. Each provides interesting insights into questions of construction which could arise in

a lending context. Read more ...

Loans in the time of COVID-19: how loan documentation has fared in this challenging environment

Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law: In this article, Peter Hayes, Philip Stopford and Helen Walsh at Shearman & Sterling LLP look at  how existing loan agreements have fared in the current situation as compared to the global financial crisis, the practical considerations behind key amendments currently being sought and what developments we may see in the future. Read more ...

Financial crime in a pandemic

Fraud, money laundering, hacking, cyber attacks and bribery are key parts of the modern tool kit for financial criminals. The volatility and uncertainty characteristic of economic crises, such as the current coronavirus crisis, provide fertile ground for these crimes. On a recent PRIMEtime Virtual Event, Gay Huey Evans OBE, P.R.I.M.E. Finance expert, chair of the London Metal Exchange in December 2019 and an independent non-executive director of Standard Chartered plc (where she is chair of the Board Committee on Financial Crime and serves as a member of the Board Risk Committee), identified financial crime as a significant risk which is heightened by the current crisis. Read highlights here  ...

The role of derivatives in sustainable finance

Mindy Hauman, professional support counsel at White &

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About the author:
Malti is a solicitor specialising in financial restructuring and insolvency. Malti trained at Baker & McKenzie and qualified into the restructuring, recovery and bankruptcy group there. She then worked at Taylor Wessing as a senior associate in the restructuring and corporate recovery group for a number of years, specializing in both domestic and cross-border transactions, as well as other non-contentious and advisory matters. She also experienced secondments at RBS and Zolfo Cooper (now Alix Partners).