1-Hour Program

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Direct lenders compete with banks to finance larger and more complex deals, and this one-hour session will familiarize lawyers with the market participants, regulatory landscape, product structures, the business perspective and how direct lending may evolve in the market.

Topics to be covered by Bjorn Bjerke and Joshua W. Thompson from Shearman & Sterling LLP include a discussion of:

  • Direct lending market participants, their roles and representative transactions
  • Similarities and differences between direct lending and other debt products
  • The regulatory “lite” environment: current regulatory framework and a discussion of future trends
  • The capital providers: how direct lenders manage and fund their balance sheets
  • The frontier: multi-asset investment firms, credit products and cross-border direct lending

Program Level: Update 

Intended Audience: In-house counsel, outside attorneys, accountants and other allied financial professionals responsible for advising clients about financing complex transactions 

Prerequisites: None 

Advanced Preparation: None 

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