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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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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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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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The vast majority of derivative transactions are documented by standard documentation developed and published by the International Swaps and...
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9th Nov
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On an acquisition finance transaction, the borrowing group, in addition to the debt (whether loans or bonds) required to fund the transaction, will...
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9th Nov
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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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Produced in partnership with Peter Olds of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton 12th Jan
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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 lists hot topics (with links to the appropriate materials) that may be of interest to Banking & Finance lawyers. It is updated...
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Sub-participation is a means by which a lender can transfer its risk 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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A 10b-5 letter (also referred to as a 'disclosure letter') is a letter delivered to the underwriters by issuer's and underwriters' counsel in...
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Produced in partnership with Charles Farnsworth of Baker McKenzie and Adam Farlow of Baker McKenzie 12th Jan
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Given the cross-border nature of many banking transactions, it is common for the principal legal advisors for lenders and borrowers to need to...
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9th Nov
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The majority of secondary debt trades are conducted by telephone or by email. Following the trade call or email exchange, the parties will document...
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Legal opinions are one of the key documentary conditions precedent in loan transactions. The legal opinion is a letter which sets out opinions as to...
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What is a borrowing base facility?Borrowing base facilities ('BB Facilities') are a type of trade finance. They are working capital credit facilities...
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Produced in partnership with Dentons UK and Middle East LLP 12th Jan
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This Deed of guarantee and indemnity is made on [insert day and month] 20[insert year]Parties1[Insert name of Guarantor], a company incorporated in...
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What is the Financial List?The Financial List is a specialist list in the High Court which came into force on 1 October 2015 to deal with complex...
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14th Apr
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In each section of this Practice Note, links are given to the relevant provisions of EU and/or UK legislation, as applicable, and significant...
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14th Apr
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What is clearing of derivatives?Clearing is a process which eliminates the normal risk that a party to a derivatives transaction will default...
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14th Apr
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What is clearing of derivatives?Clearing is a process which eliminates the normal risk that a party to a derivatives transaction will default.The main...
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14th Apr
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This Practice Note:•explains where to find information on the latest Brexit developments, in particular, those that impact financial...
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14th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Ruth Marken and Mike Tanner of CMS 14th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Ruth Marken and Jason Brooks of CMS 14th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note focuses on the impact of the end of the implementation period...
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14th Apr
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This Practice Note contains a summary of new and updated documents published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA). It is...
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9th Apr
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Australia; Cayman Islands; France; Germany; Hong Kong; Japan; Mexico;...
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9th Apr
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The nature, main types and main uses of financial derivatives are summarised in Practice Notes: The nature of financial derivatives and Types of...
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8th Apr
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Settlement methodsOnce a credit derivative transaction has been triggered, the parties to that transaction will want to settle it so that they each...
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8th Apr
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ISDA documentsThe 1992 and 2002 ISDA Master Agreements (the Master Agreements) are standard form documents produced by the International Swaps and...
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8th Apr
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The background to the 2014 ISDA Credit Derivatives DefinitionsIn 1999 the first set of credit derivatives definitions were published which were...
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8th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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8th Apr
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Step-by-step guide•Party A and Party B enter into an International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) Master Agreement, Schedule and agree with...
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8th Apr
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ISDA documentsThe 1992 and 2002 ISDA Master Agreements (the Master Agreement) are standard form documents produced by the International Swaps and...
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8th Apr
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Management of issuer riskIn structured finance transactions (including securitisations), a special purpose vehicle (an SPV, also referred to as the...
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8th Apr
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The main types of derivatives are:•swaps•forwards •futures, and•optionsThis Practice Note explains the key features of each of the above types of...
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8th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Assia Damianova of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP 8th Apr

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