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Legal opinions—uses, scope and structureLegal opinions are used in the vast majority of financing transactions. They are usually either a condition...
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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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This Deed is made on [insert day and month] 20[insert year]Parties1[Insert name of Chargor], a company incorporated in England and Wales with...
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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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[To be printed on the headed paper of the lender][insert date]To:[insert name and address of borrower]Dear [insert full name of borrower]1We refer to...
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Derivatives—ISDA documentation frameworkThe International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) is an association for participants in the...
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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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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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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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Third party securityIn many commercial finance transactions, lenders expect to be given some form of credit support to increase their confidence in...
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Requirements for listing on the Official List of the Financial Conduct AuthorityThis Practice Notice focuses on the two segments of the UK listing...
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EU Prospectus Regulation trackerLast updated July 2021Tracker overviewThis tracker summarises legislative and regulatory developments from 2001 to the...
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Benchmarks Regulation—essentialsIn each section of this Practice Note, links are given to the relevant provisions of EU and/or UK legislation, as...
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19th Jul
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Produced in partnership with Phillip Taylor, Tamer Bahgat and Michael Lee of Alston & Bird 15th Jul
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Regulatory regime for credit rating agenciesIn each section of this Practice Note, links are given to the relevant provisions of EU and/or UK...
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15th Jul
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A beginner's guide to the debt capital marketsIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation...
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15th Jul
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Closing Memorandum for a high-yield bond transactionThis is a template closing memorandum for use in a high-yield bond transaction. It sets out steps...
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Produced in partnership with Ranajoy Basu of Reed Smith 15th Jul
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Credit ratingsRole The role of credit rating agents (CRAs) is to provide an objective and analytical opinion on the risk of payment defaults by...
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