NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Leveraged Finance partners Michael Bellucci and Jerome McCluskey of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP have published a comprehensively updated manual for the global syndicated credit market, The LSTA's Complete Credit Agreement Guide, Second Edition, in conjunction with the Loan Syndications & Trading Association (LSTA).
Seven years and one global financial crisis after the first edition of the guide, Messrs. Bellucci and McCluskey and have produced a one-stop resource, covering all layers of the international loan market and reflecting the transformations and upheavals that have shaped syndicated credit agreements since 2009. The first edition quickly won an industry-wide reputation as the definitive reference, and the new edition remains the only updated single-volume guide to navigate the syndicated loan market and its underlying credit agreements.
Andrew O'Brien, global head of Loan Capital Strategy for JPMorgan Chase, calls the second edition: "an excellent resource that provides clear explanation and rationale for the more complex components of today's credit agreements. It is a very useful tool for anyone involved in the loan market."
Thomas Finke, CEO of global investment manager Barings LLC, said: "This is the comprehensive resource for deciphering the complexities of a syndicated credit agreement. A must-have guide for today's global loan market that unbundles the intricate layers of credit terms, market trends, and global forces that together impact the ultimate deal cut between the corporate borrower and its lenders."
The book will be available in hardcover and electronically. In addition to all eRetailers, the book can be purchased from:
The LSTA's Complete Credit Agreement Guide portrays the many changes that have occurred among lenders as well as borrowers since the recession and closely covers the evolving regulatory landscape of credit agreement provisions. Never a simple or an easy process, structuring and managing credit agreements are now more complicated than ever – whether for borrowers or lenders such as banks, hedge funds, pension funds, insurance companies, and other financial institutions.
"We believe this book is a cutting-edge resource for loan market participants," said Mr. Bellucci, "as well as a historical guide to the evolution of many standard credit agreement provisions and practices. We are excited for its publication."
Mr. McCluskey added: "Since the last edition of the book was published in 2009, there has been a tremendous amount of turbulence and disruption in the syndicated loan markets. The standard credit agreement has been a great indicator of the substantial changes that have come to bear and we have tried to make sense of it all. Our goal was to build upon the excellent foundation provided by the first edition and to update what I believe is commonly known as the go-to reference guide for the loan market."
Included among the timely topics in the more than 700-page guide are:
- What to look for in large sponsor-driven deals
- The rise of "covenant lite" agreements for corporate borrowers seeking fewer covenant restrictions
- Yankee Loans
- Commitments, Loans, and Letters of Credit
- Interest and Fees
- Amortization and Maturity
- Conditions Precedent
- Guarantees and Security
- Defaults and Enforcement
- Interlender, Voting, and Agency issues
- Defaulting Lenders
- Assignments, Participations, and Disqualified Lender Lists
- Borrower Rights
- Regulatory Developments
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP is a leading international law firm that provides innovative legal services to clients around the world. Founded in New York 150 years ago, Milbank has offices in Beijing, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Munich, São Paulo, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, DC. Milbank's lawyers collaborate across practices and offices to help the world's leading commercial, financial and industrial enterprises, as well as institutions, individuals and governments, achieve their strategic objectives. For more information about Milbank, please visit www.milbank.com.
ABOUT THE LSTA
The Loan Syndications and Trading Association is the trade association for the corporate loan market, dedicated to advancing the interests of the overall marketplace and promoting the highest degree of confidence for investors in corporate loans. Founded in 1995, the LSTA undertakes a wide variety of activities to develop policies and market practices designed to promote a liquid and transparent marketplace and to encourage cooperation and coordination among the parties which facilitate transactions in loans and related claims. For more information, please visit http://www.lsta.org
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