Derivatives—key considerations

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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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[insert date]To:[insert full name and address of lender]Dear [insert full name of lender]I am a director of [insert full name of borrower] (the...
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