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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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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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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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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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9th Nov
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Sub-participation is a means by which a lender can transfer its risk in a loan to another lender. For an overview of the reasons why a lender might...
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9th Nov
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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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The key feature of a floating charge is that, until it crystallises, the chargor is entitled to deal with the charged assets in the normal course of...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 is an archive of news from the Loan Market Association (LMA) on LMA documentation and related topics. It covers LMA updates from...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note discusses Term Loan B (TLB) facilities which frequently appear as a tranche of senior facilities in syndicated loans in leveraged...
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Produced in partnership with Carlo de Vito Piscicelli of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 12th Jan
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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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What is film finance?Films are expensive to make and costs arise during filming and marketing before proceeds are generated from screenings. Film...
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Produced in partnership with CMS 30th Apr
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A lender's primary concern is that it is repaid. If a borrower becomes insolvent, the lender may have to share the borrower's available assets with...
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29th Apr
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A lending transaction is simply the making of a loan of money by a lender to a borrower. This can range from a small overdraft from a bank to a...
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28th Apr
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The difference between bilateral and syndicated loansA bilateral loan involves a borrower (and sometimes other companies in the borrower's group as...
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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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Produced in partnership with Herman Park of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Robert Aulsebrook of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld 26th 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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Produced in partnership with Herman Park of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Robert Aulsebrook of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld 26th Apr
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This Practice Note is intended as an introductory guide to acquisition finance for those with no, or limited knowledge of the area. It explains:• what...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): For information on the implications of coronavirus on trade and commodity finance transactions, see Practice Note: Coronavirus...
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Produced in partnership with Sullivan 8th Apr
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What is microfinance?The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) defines 'microfinance' as 'the supply of loans, savings and other basic...
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Produced in partnership with Ranajoy Basu of McDermott Will & Emery 8th Apr
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to project finance. It explains:•the concept of project finance, including the nature of typical projects,...
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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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One of the features used to categorise loans is the number of lenders involved. A loan involving one lender is known as a 'bilateral loan'. A loan...
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8th Apr
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What is a forward start facility?A forward start facility (FSF) is a syndicated facility under which lenders which have already provided funding to a...
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8th Apr
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What is asset finance?Asset finance is a method of providing financing for the purchase of particular tangible movable assets. The structure of the...
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8th Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): For information on the implications of coronavirus on trade and commodity finance transactions, see Practice Note: Coronavirus...
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Produced in partnership with Sullivan 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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What are the key features of real estate finance?This Practice Note focuses on what is thought of as traditional real estate finance ie lending...
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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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8th Apr
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This Practice Note discusses:•what is meant by capital call facilities, NAV, or asset backed facilities, and hybrid facilities•the commercial use of...
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Produced in partnership with Leon Stephenson of Reed Smith 8th Apr
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What is 'fund finance'?The term 'fund finance' is used to cover a broad spectrum of debt financing arrangements. The type of fund finance available to...
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Produced in partnership with Heather Culshaw of Herbert Smith Freehills and Susie Nguyen of Herbert Smith Freehills 8th Apr

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