Publications

Hogan Lovells Publications

How the Leveraged Finance market is evolving to encompass ESG factors Lev Fin Spin

The year 2019 has seen responsible business, climate change and impact financing feature high on the agenda with increasing focus on the sector by investors, regulators, trade bodies and...

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English Court upholds a bank's contractual right to withhold payments to avoid the risk of US secondary sanctions – Lamesa Investments Limited v Cynergy Bank Limited Lev Fin Spin

The English High Court has given effect to the terms of a loan agreement relieving a financial institution of the obligation to make interest payments, where to do so would risk the...

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Chewing Through Baskets: The “Chewy Phantom Guarantee” and a Cautionary Tale of the Release of a Valuable Guarantee and Collateral Package Lev Fin Spin

American pet owners are probably all familiar with Chewy, an e-commerce pet food and products supplier that will quickly ship those heavy bags of dog or cat food right to your doorstep at...

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When direct lending turns distressed Lev Fin Spin

The recent Debtwire European Mid-Market Forum opened with a presentation from Paul Johnson of the Institute of Fiscal Studies. He warned the delegates of storm clouds gathering over the...

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EC publishes its Final Report on EU loan syndication and its impact on competition in credit markets Lev Fin Spin

The long awaited European Commission report into syndicated lending was published this morning.

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Italy's Supreme Criminal Court holds IBLOR fronting structures illegal Lev Fin Spin

In a recent judgment (No. 12777/2019 published on 22 March 2019, the "IBLOR Judgment"), the Fifth Criminal Section of Italy's Supreme Court of Cassation ruled the illegality of a fronting...

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Collaboration between debt funds and banks in European mid-market leveraged financings Lev Fin Spin

In the 10 years since the financial crisis debt funds have become a very significant source of liquidity in the European loans market. This is particularly the case in mid-market leveraged...

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