LIBOR BASED LOANS TRANSITION. To promote a safe and sound Libor transition, U.S. regulators on November 30, 2020 urged lenders to stop using the London interbank offered rate (Libor) on new loan transactions by December 31, 2021.
In addition for new loans entered before December 31, 2021, U.S. regulators urged lenders to either utilize a reference rate other than Libor or have robust fallback language that includes a clearly defined alternative reference rate after Libor’s discontinuation.
All borrowers should review their loan documents to determine if their loan is LIBOR-based. For all Libor based loans which do not refer to a clearly defined alternative reference rate, borrowers should contact their lender to discuss amending the loan documents to incorporate a clearly defined alternative reference rate after Libor’s discontinuation.
Our business finance attorneys and real estate finance attorneys advise clients with respect to the implications of fallback provisions and Libor benchmark discontinuation in all types of transactions, including the effect on Swap and derivatives transactions.
Simantob Law Group is a law firm of business attorneys and real estate lawyers. We have represented the business and real estate legal needs of individuals and companies, from start-ups to regional and national US corporations for over 20 years. Please contact us at 310.281.0041 or complete our online contact form to discuss your Libor-based loan and how we can assist you with the Libor transition.