• 28 November 2022
    LMA releases guidance note on the Register of Overseas Entities regime

    We have released a guidance note on the Register of Overseas Entities (ROE) regime. The ROE regime was established by the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 and came into force in two phases: on 1 August 2022 and 5 September 2022. The guidance note covers a range of key issues relating to the ROE regime and its impacts in the real estate finance (REF) context, including drafting for a new condition precedent to be included in LMA REF facility agreements that document deals to which the ROE regime applies. 

  • 17 November 2022
    Updates to the LMA Intercreditor Agreement for Leveraged Acquisition Finance Transactions

    We have updated our Intercreditor Agreement for Leveraged Acquisition Finance Transactions (Senior/Mezzanine) (Compounded Rate/Term Rate) to fix a number of cross-references within the document. We have also produced a mark-up of this document against the LIBOR-referencing Intercreditor Agreement for Leveraged Acquisition Finance Transactions.

  • 12 October 2022
    LMA publishes new and updated exposure draft term SOFR documentation for investment grade and developing markets

    The LMA is pleased to have published a new exposure draft multicurrency term and revolving facilities agreement incorporating term SOFR (the IG Term SOFR Exposure Draft). The LMA has also released an updated expsoure draft single currency term and revolving facilities agreement incorporating term SOFR for use in developing markets jurisdictions, alongside an updated commentary (the Term SOFR Commentary), to reflect the IG Term SOFR Exposure Draft.

  • 29 September 2022
    LMA publishes updated German law REF facility agreements

    We are pleased to announce the publication of updated versions of our German Law Euro Term Facility Agreement for Real Estate Finance (REF) Multiproperty Investment Transactions (in both German and English). The latest updates to these documents follow changes to our primary documents to reflect the end of the Brexit transition period on 31st December 2020, as well as the removal of Reference Banks from the fallback waterfall. 

  • 26 September 2022
    Secondary trade confirmations now available on LMA.Automate platform

    We have launched today automated LMA recommended form secondary trade confirmations on the LMA.Automate platform to support the secondary loan market.  Subscribers will now be able to generate secondary trade confirmations from an automated template incorporating all versions and options available in the latest static versions of the LMA recommended forms.  Secondary loan market participants should also note that the LMA recommended form confidentiality undertakings have already been automated and are available on the platform.  

  • 01 September 2022
    LMA publishes risk-free rate version of senior single currency term facility agreement for real estate finance multiproperty investment transactions (senior/mezzanine) with/without observation shift

    The LMA is pleased to announce the publication of an updated version of its senior single currency term facility agreement for real estate finance multiproperty investment transactions (senior/mezzanine) which envisages the use of risk-free rates from the outset. A mark-up against the previous LIBOR referencing document has also been published at the same time so that members can see the changes that have been made.

  • 10 August 2022
    ​LMA publishes a model form CRI policy document

    The LMA, with the assistance of the Lloyd's Market Association ("Lloyd's") and the International Underwriting Association ("IUA"), has published a model form of Credit Risk Insurance Policy ("CRI Policy"). The CRI Policy is drafted: for the purposes of insuring single borrower credit risk arising from a loan agreement; and with a view to the CRR requirements for unfunded credit protection.

    The CRI Policy was put together by an experienced working party, consisting of representatives from law firms, banks, brokers, insurers, Lloyd's and the IUA and was based on their first-hand experiences of undertaking such transactions.

  • 20 June 2022
    Update to REF Security Agreements

    On 20 June 2022, we published updates to our Real Estate Finance (REF) Investment Security Agreement, REF Development Security Agreement and REF Shareholder Security Agreement (the Security Agreements) following the enactment of the National Security and Investment Act 2021 (the NSIA).

    The aim of the updates to the Security Agreements is to prevent finance parties from inadvertently finding themselves liable under the NSIA by blocking the automatic transfer of voting rights from the chargor to the security agent in circumstances where such transfer would otherwise amount to a notifiable acquisition under the NSIA. The relevant updates can be found in Clause 5.4 (Voting rights) of the Security Agreements. The accompanying user guides have also been updated to provide an explanation of the changes to the Security Agreements.


  • 08 June 2022
    LMA.Automate has published an updated version of the Corporate Lending Facility Agreement and associated Term Sheet to the platform

    We are pleased to announce that, following detailed feedback received from our existing subscribers, we have today added an updated version of the corporate lending facility agreement and associated term sheet to the growing library of documents available on the LMA.Automate platform.
     

  • 28 April 2022
    LMA publishes revised versions of real estate investment property facility agreement, development property facility agreement and associated term sheets which envisage the use of RFRs from the outset

    We have published revised versions of our real estate investment property facility agreement, development property facility agreement and associated term sheets which envisage the use of RFRs from the outset. Cumulative mark-ups against the previous LIBOR referencing documents have also been published so that members may see the changes which have been made.