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.

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 compounded TONA schedule, the French language version of the RFR French law document, an updated designated entity clause and updated RFR destination table (21 January 2022)

We have published further documentation to assist the market with the transition to RFRs including a compounded TONA schedule for use in conjunction with the compounded rate facilities agreements, the French language version of the RFR French law document, an updated designated entity clause and an updated RFR destination table. The documentation has been made available on the LMA website under the relevant categories of the Documentation Index.

LMA publishes revised Secondary Debt Trading documentation effective 4th January 2022 (4 January 2022)

We have published revised Standard Terms and Conditions, Trade Confirmations and forms of Participation Agreement to the Secondary Trading Documentation page under the LMA Documentation Index with an effective date of 4 January 2022. The revised Standard Terms and Conditions will therefore apply to all trades with a Trade Date on or after 4 January 2022 and will replace the previously published version. Members were notified of this imminent change on 6th December 2021 to allow sufficient time to familiarise themselves with the revised documentation which in the case of the Standard Terms and Conditions and Trade Confirmations are in substantially the same form as the most recently published Exposure Drafts.

LMA publishes RFR Destination Table and RFR versions of its German, Spanish and French law documentation (22 December 2021)

We have published the RFR Destination Table, which is intended to assist members in identifying the LMA RFR-referencing document which is most directly comparable to any given LMA LIBOR-referencing document. Where there is no direct equivalent, the table sets out the RFR-referencing document(s) which is/are most closely related and may be most helpful. In this transition period, the LMA will continue to publish its LIBOR-referencing facility documentation for reference purposes. We have also published versions of the existing suite of German, Spanish and French law investment grade documentation based on compounded RFRs from the outset in place of LIBOR, along with accompanying updated user guides.

Documents Index

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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.