Hot topics for Banking & Finance lawyers
Hot topics for Banking & Finance lawyers

The following Banking & Finance guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Hot topics for Banking & Finance lawyers
  • Brexit
  • Electronic signatures
  • The Syndicated loan market and competition law
  • US QFC Stay Rules and the loan market
  • Loan transfer, syndication and secondary trading
  • Sanctions
  • Benchmark reform and LIBOR transition
  • Fintech, blockchain, smart contracts and cryptoassets
  • Non-performing loans (NPLs)
  • more

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:

  1. Brexit

  2. Electronic signatures

  3. The Syndicated loan market and competition law

  4. US QFC Stay Rules and the loan market

  5. Loan transfer, syndication and secondary trading

  6. Sanctions

  7. Benchmark reform and LIBOR transition

  8. Fintech, blockchain, smart contracts and cryptoassets

  9. Non-performing loans (NPLs)

  10. Proposal for an EU Regulation on law applicable to third-party effects of assignment of claims

  11. Defined benefit pension schemes

  12. Tacking

  13. Money laundering

  14. Acquisition finance

  15. Asset finance

  16. Project finance

  17. Sustainable/green finance

  18. Real estate finance

  19. Trade and commodity finance

  20. Debt capital markets

  21. Derivatives

  22. Regulation of derivatives

  23. Structured products and securitisation

  24. Restructuring and insolvency

Brexit

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.

Electronic signatures

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