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BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a...

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This Practice Note looks at the regulated activity of accepting deposits (often referred to as deposit taking). Accepting deposits is a key hallmark of banks, credit...

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This Practice Note provides guidance on the approach that trustee’s counsel would typically take when reviewing bond documentation and the specific points that trustee’s...

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What are high yield bonds? Bonds are capital markets instruments representing a form of debt security. For more information on capital markets and bond issues, see...

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Short selling, or 'going short', is a technique whereby traders sell shares or debt instruments ('securities') which they do not own at the time of entering into the...

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BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a...

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The Islamic finance industry has seen rapid growth in recent years as financial institutions and their clients look towards exploring alternative methods of financing....

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BREXIT: As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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BREXIT: As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a...

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Over recent years, there has been an increase in the types of organisations which have sought to enter the capital markets. Capital markets transactions used to be the...

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Regulating Central Securities Depositories Central securities depositories (CSDs) hold securities in a dematerialised form and provide a clearing and settlement service...

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BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a...

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BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a...

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BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a...

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What is a condition precedent? In many financing transactions, the document containing the commitment to provide finance is signed some time in advance of the date when...

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Bradley Berman is Of Counsel in the New York office of Morrison & Foerster LLP. Lloyd Harmetz is a partner in the New York office of Morrison & Foerster LLP. Anna Pinedo...

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What are convertible and exchangeable securities? Convertible and exchangeable securities are types of equity-linked debt securities. They confer a right on the investor...

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What is a covenant? Covenants, or undertakings as they are sometimes called, are promises to perform or not perform certain actions. A promise to do something is known as...

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BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a...

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IOSCO standards For general information on the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), see Practice Note: International Organization of Securities...

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Role The role of credit rating agents (CRAs) is to provide an objective and analytical opinion on the risk of payment defaults by looking at various factors that help...

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BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a...

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BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a...

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BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a...

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BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a...

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