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LIBOR transition remains fraught with risk

Publication of most LIBOR rates will be discontinued at the end of this year. The effects on financial contracts, which refer to a discontinued LIBOR rate to determine a payment obligation and which have a term that runs beyond discontinuation, are unclear and may depend on the facts surrounding the individual contract. Legislators in key interbank markets have adopted or are in the process of adopting legislation governing LIBOR discontinuation and its legal effect on affected contracts. Switzerland is not adopting such legislation. As a consequence, the situation of parties to affected contracts governed by Swiss law remains unclear, and both sides are exposed to significant (litigation) risk.

By Thomas Werlen / Jonas Hertner / Dusan Ivanovic (Reference: CapLaw-2021-32)