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Legal & Regulatory

At the LMA, we continue to lobby regulators and government bodies on behalf of our members in an effort to ensure that any new or revised regulation does not have an adverse impact on the syndicated loan market.

Basel III and the related EU Capital Requirements Directive are likely to impact directly on loan documentation and the lending environment generally, and it is equally possible that legislation being introduced across the globe, particularly in the US, could have direct or indirect consequences for our local market.

There are also likely to be significant changes in accounting principles that will have a material impact on the product, and at the LMA, we will be tracking these developments as they evolve. We will equally monitor other issues, such as changes in European insolvency legislation and tax regulations.

Recent LMA Submissions

LMA submission to the House of Lords EU Select Committee inquiry: 'Brexit: deal or no deal'

LMA responds to EU call for feedback on the Development of Secondary Markets for Non-Performing Loans

LMA responds to Bank of England White Paper: SONIA as the RFR and approaches to adoption

LMA responds to House of Lords call for evidence on inquiry into financial regulation and supervision following Brexit

LMA responds to JMLSG consultation on revisions to Parts II and III of its AML and CTF guidance

Insolvency Rules 2016 laid before UK Parliament

The Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016 (SI 2016/1024) have been laid before Parliament. The 2016 Rules will replace the Insolvency Rules 1986, and its 28 subsequent amendments, to outline the procedural framework for the Insolvency Act 1986 and set out the rules to be followed in the conduct of insolvency proceedings.

PSC Regime - Scottish Share Security

Since 6 April 2016, the persons with significant control register regime (PSC Register Regime) has been effective in the UK. Most of its consequences are now settling in the market, but there has been some uncertainty about the consequences for security trustees holding fixed security over shares in a Scottish company. It is now becoming clear that they may need to be recorded on the company's PSC register – and may have an obligation to notify the relevant companies. This Clifford Chance briefing paper discusses the implications.


Spotlight on the Schuldschein market

This video interview with Raoul Heßling, Schuldschein Specialist at BNP Paribas, considers the growing Schuldschein market.