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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Transaction planning will need to take into account the impact of coronavirus on execution of documents and company filing and...
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15th Oct
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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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8th Oct
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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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29th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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Debentures are used in many types of financing where it is desirable to take security over all of the assets of a particular entity. They are a form...
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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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Land (or real property) is commonly offered as security for a loan. In this context, land has more relevance than some other assets because it can be...
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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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There are five main types of set-off:•independent set-off (sometimes known as legal set-off or statutory set-off)•transaction set-off (also known as...
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25th Sep
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Guarantees are typically used in banking transactions as a form of collateral for a debt. In such circumstances, they are a contractual arrangement...
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25th Sep

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Ratings outlooks and watch-listsThe three main credit rating agents (CRAs), Moody's Investors, Standard & Poor's (S&P) and Fitch Ratings, periodically...
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25th Sep
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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...
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25th Sep
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What is a credit rating agency methodology?A credit rating agency (CRA) methodology is the body of practices, procedures and rules applied by a CRA...
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25th Sep
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Rating agencies and their roleRating agencies provide a credit rating for the issuers of debt securities for public or private use.Issuers whether...
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25th Sep
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The CRA III Regulation (Regulation 462/2013) (also referred to as CRA 3) is a regulation published in the Official Journal of the European Union in...
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5th Oct
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IOSCO standardsFor general information on the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), see Practice Note: International...
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5th Oct
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CRA Regulation—backgroundThe Credit Rating Agencies Regulation (EC) 1060/2009 (the CRA Regulation) is the core EU legislation relating to Credit...
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