The following Banking & Finance guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
This Practice Note lists hot topics (with links to the appropriate materials) that may be of interest to Banking & Finance lawyers. It is updated regularly with practical guidance and analysis which reflects recent changes and trends in the law and the legal market.
The hot topics covered are:
The Syndicated loan market and competition law
US QFC Stay Rules and the loan market
Loan transfer, syndication and secondary trading
Benchmark reform and LIBOR transition
Fintech, blockchain, smart contracts and cryptoassets
Non-performing loans (NPLs)
Proposal for an EU Regulation on law applicable to third-party effects of assignment of claims
Defined benefit pension schemes
Real estate finance
Trade and commodity finance
Debt capital markets
Regulation of derivatives
Structured products and securitisation
Restructuring and insolvency
For more information, see the Banking & Finance Brexit subtopic and the Brexit toolkit.
For the impact of Brexit on finance transactions, see Practice Note: Brexit—impact on finance transactions and for the documentary implications for finance documents, see Practice Note: Brexit—documentary implications for facility agreements, and Brexit checklist—finance documents.
The completion of a number of deals using electronic signatures (e-signatures) and the publication of a Law Society practice note on the topic have brought the possibilities and benefits of
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