Hot topics for Banking & Finance lawyers

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

  • Hot topics for Banking & Finance lawyers
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Brexit
  • Electronic signatures
  • Real estate related transactions and HM Land Registry requirements
  • Electronic conveyancing
  • Electronic signatures and trust services
  • Deeds and variations of contracts
  • The National Security and Investment Act 2021
  • Impact on finance transactions
  • More...

Hot topics for Banking & Finance lawyers

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements came to an end and significant changes began to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for lending lawyers? [Archived].

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. Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  2. Brexit

  3. Electronic signatures

  4. The National Security and Investment Act

  5. Loan transfer, syndication and secondary trading

  6. Benchmark reform and LIBOR transition

  7. Fintech, blockchain, smart contracts and cryptoassets

  8. Non-performing loans (NPLs)

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

  10. Defined benefit pension schemes

  11. Money laundering

  12. Acquisition finance

  13. Project finance

  14. Sustainable/green finance

  15. Real estate finance

  16. Trade and commodity finance

  17. Debt capital markets

  18. Derivatives

  19. Regulation of derivatives

  20. Structured products and securitisation

  21. Security—registration, enforcement and realisations

  22. Restructuring and insolvency

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