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LMA Publish Recommended Form of Reference Rate Selection Agreement

United Kingdom - June 7 2021 On June 4, 2021, the Loan Market Association (LMA) published a recommended form of its reference rate selection agreement (the Selection Agreement)…

Alvino S. van Schalkwyk, Jennifer J. Kafcas, Lauren J. Blaber.

FCA Consults on Use of New LIBOR Transition Powers

United Kingdom - May 20 2021 Consultation on its proposed policy framework for exercising two of its new powers under the Benchmarks Regulation, as introduced by the UK Financial…

Alvino S. van Schalkwyk, Jennifer J. Kafcas, Lauren J. Blaber.

LSTA RFR Credit Agreements Are Here: LSTA publishes Daily SOFR (and Daily RFR) Concept Credit Agreements

USA - May 17 2021 On May 6, the LSTA published its long-awaited concept Daily SOFR and risk-free rate (RFR)-based multicurrency credit agreements (the Concept RFR…

Alvino S. van Schalkwyk, Donald A. Ensing, Jennifer J. Kafcas, Susan C. Rodriguez.

LIBOR Legislation Bill Passed by New York State Legislature

United Kingdom, USA - April 15 2021 On March 24, 2021, the New York State Legislature passed a Senate Bill (the Bill) regarding the discontinuation of USD LIBOR, which will cease in…

Alvino S. van Schalkwyk, Barlow T. Mann, Donald A. Ensing, Jennifer J. Kafcas.

FCA to Consult on Amendments to UK Listing Rules for Special Purpose Acquisition Companies

United Kingdom - April 13 2021 Given the increasing popularity of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and the desire to retain London’s competitiveness in the IPO space…

Karl Hemingway, Mehboob R. Dossa, Olivia Kilner.