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SubordinationSubordination is a way of changing the priority of claims against a debtor so that one creditor or group of creditors (the junior...
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19th May
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Acquisition finance—ancillary facilities On an acquisition finance transaction, the borrowing group, in addition to the debt (whether loans or bonds)...
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19th May
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Intercreditor agreement—key provisionsThis Practice Note provides an introduction to intercreditor agreements and their key provisions. This Practice...
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19th May
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An introduction to securities lending transactions and the Global Master Securities Lending Agreement (GMSLA)Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice...
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Produced in partnership with Joseph Wren of Travers Smith and Jonathan Gilmour of Travers Smith 19th May
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What is securitisation?Securitisation is a financing techniqueSecuritisation is a technique used to finance the ownership or sale of types of assets...
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19th May
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Exchange traded derivativesIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into...
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19th May
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Transferring a loan by sub-participationSub-participation is a means by which a lender can transfer its risk in a loan to another lender. For an...
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19th May
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Perfecting security over aircraft and registering security on the UK Register of Aircraft MortgagesIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020...
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19th May
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Loan Market Association (LMA) leveraged documentationDevelopment of the Loan Market Association (LMA) documentationThe project to develop the LMA...
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19th May
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Pre-export finance—key terms in the facility agreementPre-export finance (PXF) is an established structure used to provide finance to producers of...
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Produced in partnership with Dentons 19th May
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The facility agentThis Practice Note covers the duties and role of the facility agent (defined in the Loan Market Association (LMA) documentation as...
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19th May
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Borrowing base facilities—structure, key terms and risksWhat is a borrowing base facility?Borrowing base facilities ('BB Facilities') are a type of...
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Produced in partnership with Dentons 19th May
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Borrowing base facilities—key terms in the facility agreementA borrowing base facility ('BB Facility') is a working capital line designed to provide...
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Produced in partnership with Dentons 19th May
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[insert date]To:[insert full name and address of lender]Dear [insert full name of lender]I am a director of [insert full name of borrower] (the...
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19th May
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[To be printed on the headed paper of the lender][insert date]To:[insert name and address of borrower]Dear [insert name of borrower],We are pleased to...
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Pre-completion searches in loan transactionsThe lender's lawyers will conduct due diligence on the borrower(s), any guarantors and any third party...
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21st Jul
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Structuring a takeover—offers vs schemes of arrangementThis Practice Note contrasts and compares the principal features of the two most commonly...
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Produced in partnership with Julian Henwood of Gowling WLG 16th Jul
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What do insolvency searches at The Gazette reveal?What is The Gazette?The Gazette provides a permanent official public record of important statutory...
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15th Jul
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Insolvency searches for companies at the Central RegistryWhat is the Central Registry of Winding-up Petitions?The Central Registry of Winding-up...
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15th Jul
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What do insolvency searches at Companies House reveal?What is Companies House?Companies House is a registry of corporate information. It falls under...
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15th Jul
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Bankruptcy searchesBankruptcy searches at the Land Charges DepartmentWhen a bankruptcy petition is presented by a creditor, the court shall as soon as...
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15th Jul
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The impact of regulatory and legal changes on facilities agreementsThis Practice Note discusses the key provisions of facilities agreements that are...
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15th Jul
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What are public to privates and what is the governing regulatory regime?This Practice Note explains what a public to private (P2P) transaction is and...
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15th Jul
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Execution formalities—individualsThis Practice Note provides guidance on the proper execution of simple contracts and deeds for individuals. It covers...
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14th Jul
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The National Security and Investment Act—implications for finance transactionsThis Practice Note summarises key provisions of the National Security...
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13th Jul
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Acquisition finance—representations, covenants and events of defaultThis Practice Note discusses:•the purpose of and typical representations in a...
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9th Jul
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Acquisition finance—facilities agreementThis Practice Note provides an introductory guide to typical provisions found in a straight forward...
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9th Jul
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Glossary of acquisition finance terms and jargonThis glossary explains many of the terms commonly used in the leveraged finance market. Terms...
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8th Jul
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Interest provisions in risk-free rate based loan agreementsThis Practice Note aims to assist practitioners with understanding the key issues to be...
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8th Jul
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Acquisition finance—senior facilitiesThis Practice Note is intended as an introduction to facilities typically contained in a leveraged senior...
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8th Jul
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Term Loan B facilitiesThis Practice Note discusses Term Loan B (TLB) facilities which frequently appear as a tranche of senior facilities in...
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Produced in partnership with Carlo de Vito Piscicelli of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 8th Jul
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Unitranche financing—an introductionUnitranche facilities have become one of the main financing options available to both financial sponsor-backed and...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Federman 8th Jul
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Documentary relaxation clausesThis Practice Note explains various aspects of a documentary ‘relaxation’ or ‘release’ clause, which is often included...
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Produced in partnership with Neil Grant 8th Jul
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Term sheets in leveraged finance transactionsTerm sheets in leveraged finance transactions are generally extensively negotiated, and include a lot of...
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8th Jul
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Leveraged finance—financial covenantsFinancial covenants are used on a wide range of different kinds of banking transactions to monitor and test the...
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8th Jul

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