This fourth edition of The Lending and Secured Finance Review contains contributions from leading practitioners in 25 different countries, and I would like to thank each of the contributors for taking the time to share their expertise on the developments in the corporate lending and secured finance markets in their respective jurisdictions and on the challenges and opportunities facing market participants. I would also like to thank our publishers without whom this review would not have been possible.

I hope that the commentary that follows will serve as a useful source for practitioners and other readers.

Slaughter and May

London

July 2018