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An introduction to repo and the Global Master Repurchase Agreement (GMRA)Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains information on subjects...
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Produced in partnership with Joseph Wren of Travers Smith and Jonathan Gilmour of Travers Smith 19th May
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Acquisition finance—ancillary facilities On an acquisition finance transaction, the borrowing group, in addition to the debt (whether loans or bonds)...
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19th May
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Credit linked notesIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into...
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WarrantsIP 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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Perfecting security over aircraft and registering security on the UK Register of Aircraft MortgagesIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020...
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Loan Market Association (LMA) leveraged documentationDevelopment of the Loan Market Association (LMA) documentationThe project to develop the LMA...
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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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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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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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Derivatives—ISDA documentation frameworkThe International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) is an association for participants in the...
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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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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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[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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Role of a bond trusteeNot all bond issues involve a trustee. It is up to the issuer to decide whether to appoint a trustee or a fiscal agent—see...
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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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Getting the Deal Through: Islamic Finance & Markets 2021Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:France; Japan;...
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31st Jul
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Sukuk—investment bond arrangements and their UK direct tax treatmentShari’a-compliant financing arrangements (also known as Islamic financing...
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Produced in partnership with Sarah Squires of Old Square Tax Chambers 30th Jul
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Types of debt securitiesIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into...
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30th Jul
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Common Islamic finance structures used in project financeThis Practice Note considers the various Islamic or Shari’ah compliant structures typically...
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30th Jul
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The structure and elements of a Sukuk transactionThis Practice Note sets out the key differences between conventional bonds and sukuk, or trust...
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Produced in partnership with Dentons 30th Jul
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Key principles of Islamic financeShari’ah compliant or Islamic finance is a form of financing based on principles of and prohibitions under Shari’ah...
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30th Jul
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The distribution of takaful products through banksLike their conventional counterparts, takaful operators (ie Islamic insurance providers) have a...
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Produced in partnership with Dr. Hiba Allam 30th Jul
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Key participants in the Islamic finance industryThis Practice Note provides a high-level overview of the key standard setters and participants in the...
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30th Jul
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Structure of an Istisna'a transactionKey features•This is a form of project finance used to fund the manufacturing of goods or assets that are not yet...
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30th Jul
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Structure of a Salam transactionKey features•This structure is also known as a forward sale agreement and involves the Islamic Financial Institution...
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30th Jul
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Middle East and Far East SukukThis Practice Note provides an overview of the differences between the Sukuk markets in the Middle East and Far East,...
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Produced in partnership with Trowers & Hamlins 30th Jul
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A beginner’s guide to Islamic financeThis Practice Note provides a basic introduction to Islamic finance and in particular looks at:•the nature and...
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30th Jul
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Governing law under murabaha contractsMurabaha contracts typically provide that the laws of England and Wales will govern agreements performed in the...
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Produced in partnership with King & Spalding 30th Jul
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Structure of a commodities murabaha transactionKey features•A Customer does not obtain a physical asset for their own use, but to engage in a series...
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30th Jul
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Structure of a mudaraba transactionKey features•This is a form of investment management. Two parties form a commercial partnership with the Islamic...
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30th Jul
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Takaful—key transaction mechanics and documentationTakaful is a means of providing risk-cover conducted in line with the principles of Islam. To...
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Produced in partnership with Dr. Hiba Allam 30th Jul
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Structure and key features of an Ijarah transactionA Shari’ah compliant leasing agreement takes the form of an ijarah which can either be akin to an...
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Produced in partnership with Hogan Lovells 30th Jul
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Sources of Shari'ahIntroductionShari'ah (also Sharia, Shariah or Shari’a) (literally, in Arabic, 'the path towards the watering place') or Islamic law...
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30th Jul
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Commodities murabahaMurabaha agreements may be employed to provide working capital or acquisition financing. A murabaha arrangement entered into for...
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Produced in partnership with King & Spalding 30th Jul
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Structure of a murabaha transactionKey features•Murabaha is one of the most controversial, but commonly used Islamic finance techniques. It is used...
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30th Jul

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