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Fed Seeks Comment on Default Rules for LIBOR-Linked Contracts

September 13, 2022

The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) reference rate will be discontinued after June 30, 2023. Financial institutions are well underway to replace the now defunct reference rate with a more suitable baseline reference rate in credit and trade agreements. The Federal Reserve recently issued a proposal to provide default rules for LIBOR-linked contracts void of terms for an alternative benchmark. See this analysis to understand the LIBOR transition requirements and the Federal Reserve’s recent proposed regulation to implement the Adjustable Interest Rate (LIBOR) Act.

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