Developing Markets

Developing markets offer great opportunities as global dynamics shift, demand for their resources increases and new technologies evolve. At the LMA, we seek to bring about increased efficiencies and standardisation in developing markets, whilst educating our members about the opportunities and challenges they may face when operating in these regions.

Latest News

SSA Update: Interview with Miranda Abraham

In the fourth of a series of interviews with senior market practitioners, Amelia Slocombe, Head of Legal at the LMA, speaks to Miranda Abraham, Co-Head Loan Syndications at RMB. We ask her:

  • What are the types of financings you have seen over the last 12 months and how you expect this to evolve during the course of 2023?
  • Is the SSA market now catching up with other jurisdictions with regards to sustainable finance and ESG? What are some of the challenges in this regard?
  • How focused are SSA borrowers and lenders on US$ Libor transition, and how successfully is the market transitioning?

Register now: LMA Developing Markets Conference

On 24 May 2023, we will be holding our 9th conference covering the Developing Markets region. 

We are delighted to be holding this event physically in London at etc venues St Paul's, and also streaming it live online to all our members around the world.

This popular conference is viewed by LMA members as the go-to-event covering this region and attracts as speakers some of the most senior and experienced professionals actively working in the loans market today.  

The programme will be plenary throughout and will cover Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, CIS and the Middle East. 

Register now: Pan-African ESG Education Series – Nigeria and the global perspective (30 May 2023)

We are delighted to announce the second in our pan-African ESG Education Series, which will provide an insight into sustainable finance practices in Nigeria, before expanding the discussion to look at the position see in EMEA, APAC and North America more broadly. 

Joining us for this session are expert speakers:

Seyi Bella, Banwo & Ighodalo - Partner (Nigeria)
Luka Lightfoot, Baker McKenzie – Partner (EMEA)
Kah Chin, Baker McKenzie – Partner (APAC)
Marc Tibberts, Baker McKenzie – Partner (North America)

This event will take place on 30 May 2023 at 13:30 BST/14:30 CAT/15:30 EAT on Microsoft Teams and the invitation is open to all LMA members. The session should last one hour.


Save the date: South Africa Syndicated Loans Conference & Training

We are holding our eighth annual conference and training in Johannesburg on 26 and 27 July 2023 respectively. This event will cover predominately the syndicated loan market in South Africa but also look to the wider Sub-Saharan Africa region as well.

It is aimed at all professionals operating in the syndicated loan markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. As usual, the programme will feature senior loan market practitioners from local and pan-African commercial banks and DFIs, as well as non-banks, professional advisors and law firms active in the region.

This event is free of charge and open to LMA members only.

Video Content

LMA Developing Market Conference 2022 - CMS Kyiv Interview

Interview with Ihor Olekhov from CMS Kyiv


LMA Developing Market Conference 2022 - Miller Insurance Services LLP Interview

Interview with Farris Mellor from Miller Insurance Services LLP.


LMA Developing Market Conference 2022 - Baker McKenzie Interview

Interview with Nick Tostivin and Luka Lightfoot from Baker McKenzie


Contact Us

Amelia Slocombe

T+ 44 (0)20 7006 4114