Global Interest Rate Reform

Reform of LIBOR and other global benchmark rates used in loans and other financial instruments

Global Interest Rate Reform

The transition away from the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and other IBORs is unlike any previous regulatory reform, it involves a considerable number of moving parts and is a significant technical challenge.

Banks, asset managers and corporates are focussing on the replacement timeline, planning and understanding how to make an orderly transition and Linklaters is working with a range of entities on various aspects of their transition.

Linklaters can support you through your journey or at any stage in relation to each relevant product area, bringing our unrivalled market-leading knowledge of IBOR-related issues, our depth of experience, as well as our track record of running strategic matters driven by regulatory change.

Click here to talk to our team of experts, and do explore our insights on this topic.

In the press 
(Financial Times) - Bank of England puts squeeze on Libor lending to encourage shift. Read the full article by the Financial Times (£)
(Reuters) - Banks must provide concrete evidence to show that they are ending the use of the Libor interest rate benchmark as a price reference in financial contracts, a senior Financial Conduct Authority official said on Thursday. Read the full article by Reuters
(Financial Times) - UK market regulators on Thursday gave little comfort to senior bank executives who might have been hoping that they can soon stop worrying about Libor. Read the full article by the Financial Times (£)
(Bloomberg) - The borrowing costs known as the London interbank offered rates are embedded throughout the DNA of finance. Read the full article by Bloomberg

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