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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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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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This Practice Note covers the typical structure of facility agreements and the key terms and provisions that will be included. It examines the process...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note explains the features of three common types of loan facility:•overdrafts•term loans, and•revolving credit facilities (RCFs)It also...
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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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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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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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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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9th Nov
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There are times when a lender might want to get back some of the money it has lent to a borrower before the borrower is due to repay it.If the...
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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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In summary, a market disruption clause sets out how interest is calculated for a loan if a lender’s cost of funding the loan is in excess of London...
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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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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers the main terms included in standard form shipbuilding contracts. In particular, it looks at:•standard forms of the...
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains information on subjects potentially impacted by the government and regulators' responses to the...
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9th Nov

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Back officeAdministrative departments in a bank which are involved in activities such as settlement and accountsBack to back transactionA transaction...
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25th Nov
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Tangible assetsAssets with physical substance, eg land, cash or propertyTargetA company or business that is the subject of a proposed...
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25th Nov
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Naked credit default swapA credit default swap which is purely speculative and on which neither party owns the reference entityNet asset valueThe...
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25th Nov
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Lag mechanismThis is a mechanism for calculating compounded SONIA for use in bond or loan markets. It is intended to provide a little visibility to...
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25th Nov
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ParThe face value of a security at which it will be redeemed by the borrower at maturityPari passuLiterally means on an equal basis. The pari passu...
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25th Nov
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Debt pushdownWhere debt held by a holding company is repaid by the holding company and re-borrowed by a subsidiary (normally this is notional and done...
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25th Nov
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Face valueThe nominal value of a security rather than its market valueFacility agentThe financial institution that acts as administrative agent for...
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25th Nov
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Capitalisation of interestWhere interest is added to the principal amount of a loan to be paid at the same time as the principal. This contrasts with...
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25th Nov
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RatingThe assessment given to debt obligations and/or to borrowers by debt rating agencies based on their ability to repay their debtsRating agencyA...
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25th Nov
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HaircutA term referring to the reduction in value of an asset or the cash flow received from it. This is usually expressed in percentage terms.Hedge...
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25th Nov
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Maintenance covenantType of covenant which is tested on a regular basis; contrasts with an incurrence covenant where compliance is only tested when...
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25th Nov
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Sale and leasebackA transaction where the seller sells real property to the purchaser who then leases it back to the sellerLexis®PSL resourcesSale and...
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25th Nov
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EBITDAEBITDA is an acronym for ‘earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation’. The EBITDA of the business forms part of certain...
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22nd Oct
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UCITsUCITS stands for 'undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities'. The term originates from Directive 85/611/EEC on the...
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22nd Oct
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GearingA term which indicates the debt to equity ratio of a companyGiltsSecurities issued by the British governmentGrace periodThe period of time...
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26th Sep
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IBAThis refers to ICE Benchmarks Administration Ltd, the administrator of LIBORIBOR‘IBORs’ are benchmarks based on Interbank Offered Rates (ie the...
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26th Sep
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WarrantA tradeable security which gives the holder the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a specified asset at a specified price on a...
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26th Sep
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ACTAssociation of Corporate Treasurers.ACT websiteAdministrationAdministration is a procedure under the Insolvency Act 1986 under which a company in...
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26th Sep
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Yank the bankA provision in a facility agreement enabling the borrower to replace a lender if it fails to agree to a borrower request for a consent,...
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26th Sep
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