Author Archives: Olivier Favre

LIBOR Transition for Derivatives – State of Play

On the basis of statements made by regulators so far, the market expects that panel banks will no longer be compelled to make submissions for the determination of the London Interbank Offered Rates (LIBOR) as of the end of 2021 and that LIBOR will cease to be published in its current form as a result. This gives rise to the questions what alternative interest rate benchmarks may be used instead of LIBOR rates in the derivatives market and how to proceed with regard to transactions referencing LIBOR rates that have a maturity beyond the end of LIBOR.

By Olivier Favre (Reference: CapLaw-2020-25)