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The uncertain economic climate has led to unprecedented challenges in the finance sector. It is more difficult than ever to get your deals done.

Our easy-to-follow practice notes (covering a wide range of specialisms) walk you through the whole process: what you need to do, when and why. So that difficult or unfamiliar areas make sense, fast.

Our comprehensive drafting notes mean you'll know when to push a point - and when to let it go. Plus, you can follow direct links to what's happening in the market from the Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, as well as links to commentary from texts such as Lingard's Bank Security Documents, Fuller's Law and Practice of International Capital Markets, Henderson on Derivatives, Paget's and Halsbury's Laws. Underpinning it all are direct links to legislation and cases.

Which means that you spend less time looking for the answers. And more time making sure the funds flow.

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Legal opinions are used in the vast majority of financing transactions. They are usually either a condition precedent to funding or a condition...
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Guarantees (see Practice Note: Guarantees) and third party security (see Practice Note: Third party security) from individuals are relatively common...
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In financing transactions, conditions precedent are the conditions that need to be fulfilled for funding to occur.This Practice Note explains:•the...
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Set-off is a complex yet important concept in legal proceedings generally and for many different types of transaction.Independent set-off and...
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There are four main types of security available under English law: •mortgage•charge•pledge, and•lienThis Practice Note explains:•the nature of a...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Transaction planning will need to take into account the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on execution of documents and company...
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This Practice Note sets out certain key cases and associated relevant content in relation to guarantees. The cases are divided by topic area and...
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What is a debenture?In the context of secured lending, the term 'debenture' means a form of security agreement that grants security interests over a...
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Contractual rights are a type of chose in action, ie something that is recoverable by legal action as opposed to something that is physically...
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In commercial lending transactions receivables are typically offered as security:•as part of a package of security over the whole of a company's...
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A lender's primary concern is that it is repaid. Even if a lender obtains a judgment for payment of the sum owed to it by its borrower, this does not...
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