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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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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 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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Subordination is a way of changing the priority of claims against a debtor so that one creditor or group of creditors (the junior creditor(s)) agree...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The ICC has issued a guidance paper on the impact of COVID-19 on trade finance transactions issued subject to ICC rules. For...
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9th Nov
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Assignment is a means by which a lender can transfer its interest in a loan to another lender.For an overview of the reasons why a lender might...
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Novation is a means by which a lender can transfer its interest in a loan to another lender.This Practice Note looks at what is meant by novation...
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What are they?A bridge to bond facility is a type of acquisition financing where the buyer requires the certainty of a fully committed financing...
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Produced in partnership with Cleary Gottlieb and Ian Chin of Morrison & Foerster 12th Jan
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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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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 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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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains information on subjects potentially impacted by the government and regulators' responses to the...
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Commodity repurchases (repos) are a common alternative method of financing. There are a number of advantages for both the financier and a commercial...
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This Practice Note provides a high-level overview of the key standard setters and participants in the Islamic finance industry and their respective...
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12th Apr
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The Islamic finance glossary pulls together key definitions and acronyms for terms commonly used in the Islamic finance industry and in Islamic...
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12th Apr
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:France; Japan; Malaysia; Philippines; Switzerland; United Kingdom; USA;...
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9th Apr
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Shari’a-compliant financing arrangements (also known as Islamic financing arrangements) can take a number of forms. The UK has introduced specific...
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Produced in partnership with Sarah Squires of Old Square Tax Chambers 9th Apr
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Key features•This is a form of commercial partnership where two or more parties both provide capital (and real assets) as well as time and effort,...
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8th Apr
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Takaful is a means of providing risk-cover conducted in line with the principles of Islam. To understand the mechanics of takaful and its...
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Produced in partnership with Dr Hiba Allam, PhD in Islamic Insurance Law 8th Apr
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Key features•This structure is also known as a forward sale agreement and involves the Islamic Financial Institution (IFI) purchasing goods on behalf...
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8th Apr
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Like their conventional counterparts, takaful operators (ie Islamic insurance providers) have a number of ways to distribute their Shari’ah compliant...
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Produced in partnership with Dr Hiba Allam, PhD in Islamic Insurance Law 8th Apr
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Key features•This is the equivalent of leasing in an Islamic finance structure and is a contract under which the owner (lessor) purchases an asset and...
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8th Apr
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The Islamic finance industry has seen rapid growth in recent years as financial institutions and their clients look towards exploring alternative...
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Produced in partnership with Norton Rose Fulbright 8th Apr
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IntroductionShari'ah (also Sharia, Shariah or Shari’a) (literally, in Arabic, 'the path towards the watering place') or Islamic law is the legal...
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8th Apr
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Key features•This is a form of investment management. Two parties form a commercial partnership with the Islamic Financial Institution (IFI) or group...
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8th Apr
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Key features•This is a form of project finance used to fund the manufacturing of goods or assets that are not yet in existence. It is most commonly...
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8th Apr
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Key features•Murabaha is one of the most controversial, but commonly used Islamic finance techniques. It is used particularly in the Middle East for...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note provides a basic introduction to Islamic finance and in particular looks at:•the nature and scope of Shari’ah•sources of...
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8th Apr
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Key features•A Customer does not obtain a physical asset for their own use, but to engage in a series of purchase and sales transactions that result...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the various Islamic or Shari’ah compliant structures typically seen in project financings and looks at the documentation...
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8th Apr
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Shari’ah compliant or Islamic finance is a form of financing based on principles of and prohibitions under Shari’ah or Islamic law. These principles...
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8th Apr
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Takaful is the provision of risk-cover conducted in line with the principles of Islamic law (Shari’ah). It offers a unique and important alternative...
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Produced in partnership with Dr Hiba Allam, PhD in Islamic Insurance Law 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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