Seth Messner, a partner in the Structured Finance and Securitization practice, will participate in the "Legal Challenges Ahead for CLOs: LIBOR Reform and Volcker" panel discussion at 3:50 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23. Panelists will discuss questions such as:

  • LIBOR: Looking ahead to 2021: In what form and when will a successor benchmark rate to LIBOR be developed?
  • What specific or unique features should the LIBOR transition have for CLOs versus other loan products?
  • What are the pros and cons of a successor benchmark for CLOs matching those used for underlying loans?
  • Is it always the right decision to match the benchmark with the underlying assets, as in the case of leveraged loans?
  • What voting rights or consent rights will be associated with the switchover? How is the decision made and what level of investor engagement will be required?
  • What is the outlook for potential litigation as a result of retroactively applied benchmarks?
  • Volcker Rule repeal: How will it affect the banks?
  • Will this impact investors and managers?

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