Documents & 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.

Our documentation is produced after extensive consultation with leading loan practitioners and law firms so as to represent an agreed common view of documentation structures. Standardisation of the "boiler plate" areas of the documents allows lenders and borrowers to focus on the more important commercial aspects of individual transactions.

We are widely regarded as the body that establishes guidelines for the EMEA syndicated loan market. These are, by their nature, wide-ranging and relate to both primary and secondary markets.

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LMA publishes updated German law REF facility agreements (29 September 2022)

We have published 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. 

LMA publishes risk-free rate version of senior single currency term facility agreement for real estate finance multiproperty investment transactions (senior/mezzanine) with and without observation shift (1 September 2022)

We have published an updated version of our 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.

LMA publishes a model form CRI policy document (8 August 2022)

We, with the assistance of the Lloyd's Market Association ("Lloyd's") and the International Underwriting Association ("IUA"), have 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.

Documents Index

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Guidance

Name of Document FormatsDate Revised Markup
Name of DocumentUser Guide to Facility Agreements for Use in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and ZambiaFormatsPDFDate Revised21/12/2018MarkupPDF
Name of DocumentZimbabwe LMA Facility Agreement User GuideFormatsPDFDate Revised21/12/2018MarkupPDF

Facility Agreements

Name of Document FormatsDate Revised Markup
Name of DocumentEast Africa, Nigeria and Zambia Single Currency Secured and Unsecured Term Facilities AgreementFormatsWordDate Revised21/12/2018MarkupPDF
Name of DocumentZimbabwean Single Currency Secured Term Facility AgreementFormatsWordDate Revised21/12/2018MarkupPDF
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Name of Document FormatsDate Revised Markup
Name of DocumentDrafting Guide for Use in Relation to the Incorporation of Provisions Relating to the Use of Compounded Risk-Free Reference Rates into LMA DocumentationFormatsPDFDate Revised28/05/2021MarkupPDF
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Name of Document FormatsDate Revised Markup
Name of DocumentNEAZ Security AgreementFormatsWordDate Revised11/04/2022MarkupPDF
Name of DocumentNEAZ Security Agreement User GuideFormatsPDFDate Revised11/04/2022MarkupPDF

NOTE: There are documents on this page which may contain references to, or be based on, LIBOR. To the extent of such references, they are made available primarily for reference purposes only. Many LIBOR settings will cease to be published from 31 December 2021, and of those settings remaining, many regulatory authorities have warned against entering into any LIBOR-referencing contract after this date. Users should refer to the LMA RFR Destination Table for the risk-free reference rate equivalent to any given LMA facility document which contains references to LIBOR.

These Materials (which term includes, where the context permits, text, content, spreadsheets incorporating macros and electronic interfaces, and their underlying assumptions, conversions, formulae, algorithms, calculations and other mathematical and financial techniques) are made available to members of the Loan Market Association in accordance with the byelaws of the Loan Market Association (a copy of which is available here) to facilitate the documentation of transactions in the loan markets. None of the Loan Market Association, Allen & Overy or Clifford Chance accept any responsibility for any use to which these Materials may be put or for any loss, damage or liability whatsoever arising from such use. None of the Loan Market Association, Allen & Overy or Clifford Chance has reviewed the laws of any jurisdiction which may apply to either party to an agreement using these Materials and its subject matter. Members should therefore consider all the relevant legal, accounting and regulatory issues before using these Materials or entering into a transaction under them and, if appropriate, consult their professional advisers.

In relation to recommended form documents, members are responsible for ensuring that the precise form and content of the documentation for a particular transaction is appropriate. Members should therefore satisfy themselves that the documents and any modifications to them are appropriate in the circumstances and the economic intentions of the parties.

The Loan Market Association consents to the use, reproduction and transmission of these Materials by members of the Loan Market Association only for the Permitted Purpose as set out in the byelaws (a copy of which is available here). The Loan Market Association does not consent to the use, reproduction or transmission of these Materials for any other purpose, in any other manner or by any other person and expressly reserves all other rights.

For further information on members' rights and obligations in relation to these Materials, please refer to the articles of association and byelaws of the Loan Market Association (copies of which are available here) or contact the Loan Market Association at lma@lma.eu.com.

LIBOR IMPORTANT NOTICE

After 31 December 2021 and in light of the cessation of most LIBOR settings, please refer to the RFR Destination Table for the risk-free reference rate equivalent to any given LMA facility document which contains references to LIBOR.