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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This Practice Note explains certain common financial covenants used in commercial finance transactions including:•minimum net worth test•gearing...
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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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9th Nov

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For real estate finance lenders, understanding the financial health of the property and the borrower is critical. In a typical real estate finance...
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4th May
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This Practice Note aims to assist practitioners with understanding the key issues to be aware of when drafting or amending a facility agreement to be...
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4th May
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This Practice Note sets out the key issues which are relevant to real estate finance during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.For information on the...
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4th May
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This Practice Note provides:•information on the background to the transition away from London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and other Interbank...
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30th Apr
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One way for banks and other financial institutions to generate revenue is by charging interest on the loans they make. In order for a bank or...
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28th Apr
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This Practice Note is intended as an introductory guide to LIBOR transition. It aims to answer some of the most frequently asked questions on LIBOR...
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28th 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 Ruth Marken and Mike Tanner of CMS 26th Apr
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The facility agreement is the principal document in the suite of documents which is needed for the provision of finance for a development or...
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8th Apr
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In a typical real estate finance transaction, the lenders rely heavily on the rental income generated by the property for repayment of the loan.As a...
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8th Apr
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Many of the usual events of default for a typical syndicated loan facility will also apply (in some form) to a real estate finance transaction. For...
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8th Apr
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Many of the usual representations and warranties for a typical syndicated loan facility will also be applicable to a real estate finance transaction....
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8th Apr
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In real estate finance transactions, the facility provided is usually a committed facility and exactly how and when the facility is to be repaid will...
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8th Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): For information on what to do if an energy performance certificate is required as a condition precedent during the coronavirus...
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8th Apr
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COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Property values and the ability to carry out physical inspections of properties on behalf of lenders for valuations are likely...
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8th Apr
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Various documentation issues need to be considered in real estate finance transactions that involve hedging to ensure that the facility documentation...
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Produced in partnership with Ruth Marken and Mike Tanner of CMS 8th Apr
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This Practice Note provides an overview of a typical real estate finance (REF) transaction from the term sheet stage through to signing the financing...
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8th Apr
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Many of the usual representations and warranties for a typical syndicated loan facility will also be applicable to a real estate development finance...
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8th Apr
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Many of the usual conditions precedent (CPs) for a typical syndicated loan facility will also be applicable to a real estate finance transaction. For...
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8th Apr
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COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A typical real estate finance facility agreement will require the borrower to collect rent from its occupational tenants and...
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8th Apr
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Notwithstanding the constraints imposed by the recent credit crisis, investing in real estate has grown significantly in popularity over the last few...
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8th Apr

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