Bringing about increased efficiencies and standardisation

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

LMA publishes term SOFR exposure draft and commentary for use in developing markets jurisdictions

The LMA has published an exposure draft single currency term and revolving facilities agreement incorporating term SOFR for use in developing markets jurisdictions ("Term SOFR Exposure Draft"), alongside a commentary. The Term SOFR Exposure Draft and the accompanying commentary are intended to facilitate awareness of the issues involved in structuring syndicated loans for developing markets jurisdictions which reference CME term SOFR and the development of an approach to these issues by market participants.

Webinar: The ECA view on LIBOR transition

The export finance market poses some unique challenges in respect of the LIBOR transition process. Key to the transition in this market is the engagement and perspective of the export credit agencies.

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LMA publishes further RFR documentation to assist the market with LIBOR transition

On 28 May 2021, we published a further suite of documentation to facilitate the syndicated loan market in transitioning away from the use of LIBOR to compounded risk-free rates ("RFRs"). We published new Developing Markets and Investment Grade documentation based on compounded RFRs from the outset. We also updated our existing RFR documentation, and some of our investment grade 'Mandate and Syndication' documentation. In addition, we published an RFR drafting guide for our wider documentation suite.

Video Content

Speaker Interview: Benjamin Gibbons from Miller Insurance

From the LMA Developing Markets Virtual Conference (28 April 2021).

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Speaker Interview: Nick Tostivin and Luka Lightfoot from Baker McKenzie

From the LMA Developing Markets Virtual Conference (28 April 2021).

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Where next for syndicated lending in Sub-Saharan Africa?

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Amelia Slocombe

T+ 44 (0)20 7006 4114
amelia.slocombe@lma.eu.com