Euro CAC and the existing rules on sovereign debt restructuring in the Euro area : an appraisal four years after the Greek debt swap
Title: Euro CAC and the existing rules on sovereign debt restructuring in the Euro area : an appraisal four years after the Greek debt swap
Author: MARTINELLI, Thibault
Series/Number: ADEMU Working Paper; 2016/043
After explaining the role of Collective Action Clauses (CAC), this paper explores how these have been developed in the ‘statutory’ CAC operation in Greece in 2012 and the Euro-area CAC provisions found in the ESM Treaty which apply to all Euro-area bonds issued from 2013. The paper explains the legal risks that arise and the capacity of CAC to assist in debt restructuring. Noting certain remaining weaknesses in the existing Euro CAC, the paper closes by offering some modifications as well as more long term solutions to debt restructuring.
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Grant number: H2020/649396/EU
Type of Access: openAccess