In today’s low interest rate environment, financial institutions are increasingly interested in the effects that negative rates could have on loan facilities that bear interest based on floating rates. Recently, some lenders have recognized the possibility of London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) being negative and, following an established practice in Europe, are requiring that new credit agreements have a “zero floor.” But this fix only addresses new agreements. Please join Mayer Brown partners Kiel Bowen and Adam Wolk as they discuss the remaining issues regarding credit agreements signed before adoption of the “zero floor” convention and how a negative LIBOR would be treated under these agreements.
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