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[To be printed on the headed paper of the lender][insert date]To:[insert name and address of borrower]Dear [insert full name of borrower]1We refer to...
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19th May
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European PIK loan facilitiesThis Practice Note provides information on European PIK loan facilities (PIK facilities). It discusses:•the key features...
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Produced in partnership with Susan Whitehead, Consultant at Hogan Lovells and Penny Angell, Partner at Hogan Lovells 19th May
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Introduction to fund finance—capital call facilitiesThis Practice Note discusses:•what is meant by capital call facilities, NAV, or asset backed...
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Produced in partnership with Leon Stephenson of Reed Smith 19th May
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Increased costsThis Practice Note considers the costs that a lender will incur when providing funding to a borrower and the steps that it will take...
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19th May
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Perfecting securityIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into...
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19th May
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Synthetic securitisationsWhat is a securitisation?Securitisation is a technique used to finance the ownership or sale of types of assets that would...
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19th May
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Bilateral, syndicated and club arrangementsOne of the features used to categorise loans is the number of lenders involved. A loan involving one lender...
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19th May
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Pre-export finance—key terms in the facility agreementPre-export finance (PXF) is an established structure used to provide finance to producers of...
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Produced in partnership with Dentons 19th May
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Derivatives—ISDA documentation frameworkThe International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) is an association for participants in the...
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19th May
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The facility agentThis Practice Note covers the duties and role of the facility agent (defined in the Loan Market Association (LMA) documentation as...
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19th May
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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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19th May
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Transferring a loan by equitable assignmentAssignment is a means by which a lender can transfer its interest in a loan to another lender.For an...
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19th May
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[TO BE PRINTED ON THE HEADED PAPER OF THE LENDER][insert name and address of borrower][insert date]Dear [insert full name of borrower]We offer to...
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19th May
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Loan Market Association (LMA)—news on documentation [Archived]This Practice Note is an archive of news from the Loan Market Association (LMA) on LMA...
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19th May
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Crystallisation of floating chargesThe key feature of a floating charge is that, until it crystallises, the chargor is entitled to deal with the...
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19th May
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[To be printed on the headed paper of the lender][insert date]To:[insert name and address of borrower]Dear [insert name of borrower],We are pleased to...
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19th May

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Position reporting under MiFID IIBREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation...
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Produced in partnership with Puesan Lam and Tony Katz of DLA Piper LLP 13th Sep
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Commodity derivativesIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into...
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8th Sep
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Foreign exchange (FX) derivativesIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period...
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4th Sep
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MiFID II—commodities exemptionsBREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation...
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Produced in partnership with Puesan Lam and Tony Katz of DLA Piper LLP 19th Aug
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MiFID II—commodity derivatives—position limitsBREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit...
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19th Aug
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The regulation of equity derivativesWhat is an equity derivative?An equity derivative is a financial instrument that references and offers economic...
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18th Aug
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Energy derivativesIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into...
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10th Aug
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Property derivativesWhat are property derivatives?Property derivatives are derivative contracts which use the price of property as a reference rate to...
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10th Aug
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What are credit derivatives?What is a credit derivative?A credit derivative is a bilateral transaction which takes its underlying value from the...
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10th Aug
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Weather derivativesIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into...
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Produced in partnership with Joanna Perkins of Financial Markets Law Committee 10th Aug
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Derivatives in structured financeManagement of issuer riskIn structured finance transactions (including securitisations), a special purpose vehicle...
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10th Aug
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Property derivatives and indirect investment in real estateProperty derivativesA derivative is a financial contract that gives an investor a return...
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10th Aug
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Equity derivativesCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains information on subjects potentially impacted by the government and regulators'...
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9th Aug
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Types of derivativesThe main types of derivatives are:•swaps•forwards •futures, and•optionsThis Practice Note explains the key features of each of the...
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2nd Aug
Q&As
What is an ISDA protocol?What is an ISDA protocol?The International Swaps and Derivatives Association Inc. (ISDA) publish protocols from time to time....
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1st Aug
Q&As
Is there a definition anywhere of what constitutes 'plain vanilla' as opposed to 'complex exotic' in terms of derivatives (particularly FX)...
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31st Jul
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Total return swap (TRS) structure diagramHow a total return swap works•The TRS payer is a bank, A, and the TRS receiver is a hedge fund, B.•A holds...
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30th Jul
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Currency rate swap (CRS) structure diagramStep-by-step guide•Party A and Party B enter into an International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)...
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30th Jul
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Credit default swap (CDS) structure diagram—auction settlementStep-by-step guide•Protection seller (party A) and protection buyer (party B) enter into...
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30th Jul
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Pay as you go inflation swap structure diagramStep-by-step guide•Party A and Party B enter into an International Swaps and Derivatives Association...
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30th Jul

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