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Legal & Regulatory

At the LMA, we continue to lobby regulators and government bodies on behalf of our members in an effort to ensure that any new or revised regulation does not have an adverse impact on the syndicated loan market.

Basel III and the related EU Capital Requirements Directive are likely to impact directly on loan documentation and the lending environment generally, and it is equally possible that legislation being introduced across the globe, particularly in the US, could have direct or indirect consequences for our local market.

There are also likely to be significant changes in accounting principles that will have a material impact on the product, and at the LMA, we will be tracking these developments as they evolve. We will equally monitor other issues, such as changes in European insolvency legislation and tax regulations.

Recent LMA Submissions

LMA responds to the second public consultation on determining an ESTER-based term structure methodology as a fallback in EURIBOR-linked contracts

LMA responds to ESMA on the technical standards on disclosure requirements under Securitisation Regulation

LMA responds to PRA Consultation Papers CP25/18 and CP26/18

LMA responds to FCA Consultation Paper 18/36 - Brexit: Proposed changes to the Handbook and Binding Technical Standards - second consultation


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Spotlight on the ISDA July 2018 consultation on benchmark fallbacks

This video interview with Neil McLeod, Head of Group Treasury Markets Trading at Erste Group Bank AG, considers the ISDA consultation on IBOR fallbacks published in July 2018.

LMA revisions to Chapter 17 of the JMLSG Guidance on the prevention of money laundering and the financing of terrorism in the UK financial services industry go live on JMLSG website

More than 12 months on from the publication of a consultation by JMLSG in 2017 on proposed revisions to Parts II and III of its guidance on the prevention of money laundering and the financing of terrorism in the UK financial services industry (the "Guidance"), Chapter 17, which relates specifically to syndicated lending and which has been re-written by the LMA, has now been approved and published by the JMLSG board.