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Assignment is a means by which a lender can transfer its interest in a loan to another lender.For an overview of the reasons why a lender might...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers the costs that a lender operating in the interbank market will incur when providing funding to a borrower and the steps...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The ICC has issued a guidance paper on the impact of COVID-19 on trade finance transactions issued subject to ICC rules. For...
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In many commercial finance transactions, lenders expect to be given some form of credit support to increase their confidence in being able to recover...
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9th Nov
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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...
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What is a 'capital call facility'?A capital call facility is a form of finance provided by a lender to a fund and typically secured against investors’...
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Assignments by way of security can take different forms and it is important to understand how they are created and their effect. Security over choses...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers:•the purpose of events of default included in facility agreements•common events of default relating to borrowers and...
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9th Nov
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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...
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9th Nov
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What is a direct agreement?Direct agreements are very common in project finance transactions. A direct agreement is an agreement which gives the...
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9th Nov
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Development of the Loan Market Association (LMA) documentationThe project to develop the LMA investment grade documents began in 1998 as a response to...
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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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...
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9th Nov
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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...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note is an archive of news from the Loan Market Association (LMA) on LMA documentation and related topics. It covers LMA updates from...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note explains certain common financial covenants used in commercial finance transactions including:•minimum net worth test•gearing...
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9th Nov

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Regulation of credit rating agency methodologiesWhat is a credit rating agency methodology?A credit rating agency (CRA) methodology is the body of...
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15th May
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UK implementation of CRA IIIBREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period...
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15th May
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EU regulatory regime for credit rating agenciesBREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit...
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15th May
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Credit rating agencies—international standardsBREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit...
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15th May
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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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15th May
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Documentary rating agency criteriaRating agencies and their roleRating agencies provide a credit rating for the issuers of debt securities for public...
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