The LSTA`s comprehensive credit contract guide updates you in today`s credit contracts and helps you familiarize yourself with these complex instruments. This extensive guide has been fully updated to deal with seven years of major changes that have virtually changed the credit market as we know it. It offers everything you need to deal with these new developments, including what is to be sought in major sponsor contracts, the rise of “alliance lite” agreements for corporate credit borrowers seeking fewer federal restrictions, Yankee loans, other products driven by globalization, and other product developments by diversifying the investor class. Richard Wight, now retired, was a partner from 1985 to 2007 in the global finance group of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy LLP. Mr. White has extensive experience representing banks and other institutional investors in complex financing transactions, corporate restructurings and training sessions, debt-financed acquisitions, letters of credit and tax financing. Michael Bellucci and Jerome McCluskey, partners in Milbank`s New York office and the global leveraged financing practices group, co-authored the LSTA`s “Complete Credit Agreement Guide.” The first edition of the guide, published in 2009 and also written by Milbank`s retired partners for years, was updated by the co-authors to reflect the huge changes that took place in the credit market after the financial crisis. Since the publication of the first edition, this book has been widely regarded in the industry as the definitive guide to union credit contracts for navigating. The current syndicated lending market and underlying credit contracts are more complex than ever.
Since the global financial crisis, the art of corporate credit syndication, credit trade and investment in this asset class has changed dramatically. Lenders are more diversified, borrowers more demanding and rules stricter. As a result, the credit contract has evolved and contains many new provisions and a large number of revisions to existing provisions. You can buy your own copy on Amazon or Barnes and Nobles or download it on iTunes. With the full LSTA credit contract manual, all answers are available. Promoted by the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA) and written by Milbank`s partners, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy, it provides a definitive roadmap for managing the entire loan process.