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Are SMEs being excluded from Sustainable Finance?
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Despite the important role of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in a sustainable recovery, access to finance remains a key challenge. Here, we examine the role of mainstream...

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ESG Global Vision: An interactive global guide to ESG-related laws and regulations

ESG Global Vision is your interactive guide to laws and regulations on issues related to environmental, social, and governance issues worldwide.

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LIBOR transition: new UK “safe harbour” Bill introduced into Parliament

During 2021, we have seen action by several key legislatures to address the risk of litigation arising out of LIBOR cessation. In February 2021, the EU’s amendments to the Benchmarks...

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Dry powder or powder keg? Investing in companies sponsoring defined benefit pension schemes
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The market is experiencing almost unprecedented levels of liquidity, across public and private debt and equity capital markets. This is staunching restructuring activity, which might...

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Alternatives to SOFR: an overview of existing credit sensitive rates

This article aims to highlight certain key differences between LIBOR, SOFR and several of the most common credit sensitive rates that are available or are in development today.

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Moratorium on winding up orders extended to September 2021 – and what of arrears?

The restrictions on filing statutory demands and winding up petitions has been extended (again) until the end of September 2021. At the same time, the moratorium on landlords evicting...

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Impact of coronavirus on loans in Italy

We describe below the legal impact on Italian loan transactions of the current health emergency caused by COVID-19 in light of the recent case law and the latest legislative measures,...

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Sustainability-linked loans: a cost incentive for ESG action

For any ESG-conscious company considering a refinancing of, or entering into a new credit facility, sustainability-linked pricing is a tool that should be explored. We highly...

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Bank of Italy Consultation on borrower-based loan limitations could lead to opportunities for direct lenders

The latest Consultations launched by the European Banking Authority (EBA) and the Bank of Italy on regulatory capital requirements for banks may lead to opportunities for alternative...

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