Improving liquidity, efficiency and transparency in the primary and secondary syndicated loan markets in EMEA

About Us

Our key objective is improving liquidity, efficiency and transparency in the primary and secondary syndicated loan markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). By establishing sound, widely accepted market practice, we seek to promote the syndicated loan as one of the key debt products available to borrowers across the region.

As the authoritative voice of the syndicated loan market in EMEA, we work with lenders, law firms, borrowers and regulators to educate the market about the benefits of the syndicated loan product, and to remove barriers to entry for new participants.

Since the establishment of the LMA in 1996, our membership has grown steadily and currently stands at 770+ organisations covering 65+ countries, comprising commercial and investment banks, institutional investors, law firms, service providers and rating agencies.

We work in five main areas: documentation, market practice and guidance, loan operations, education, and dialogue with legislators and regulators.

About Us

Documentation & Market Guidelines

We endeavour to keep our documentation under constant review to ensure that it continues to meet the aims and needs of the primary and secondary loan markets.

Regulation & Lobbying

Regulatory changes often have unintended consequences, so we have a vital role in mitigating any possible negative impacts on the loan product, whether generally or in relation to specific sectors.

Education & Events

Education is a core focus for us as we strive to foster a greater understanding of documentation, legal issues and regulation across jurisdictions and product groupings

Loan Operations

The operational and settlement aspects in the syndication process are far-reaching and have a significant impact on the efficiency of the transaction process. We seek to bring about increased efficiencies and standardisation.