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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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This Practice Note considers:•the purpose of events of default included in facility agreements•common events of default relating to borrowers and...
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9th Nov
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On an acquisition finance transaction, the borrowing group, in addition to the debt (whether loans or bonds) required to fund the transaction, will...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Legal opinions are one of the key documentary conditions precedent in loan transactions. The legal opinion is a letter which sets out opinions as 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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9th Nov
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Documents for a typical project finance transaction can be split into three broad categories:•finance documents—the finance documents govern the debt...
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9th Nov
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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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Produced in partnership with Sullivan 12th Jan

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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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17th Jan
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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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17th Jan
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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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17th Jan
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What is a sale and leaseback?At its most basic level a sale and leaseback transaction involves the sale by an entity of some or all of its real...
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17th Jan
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This Practice Note explains the key bond issue, private placement and loan facilities deal structures used in social housing finance.For more...
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Produced in partnership with Neil Waller of Trowers & Hamlins 17th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): For information on the implications of the coronavirus outbreak on real estate finance, see Practice Note: Coronavirus...
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17th Jan
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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 17th Jan
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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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17th Jan
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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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17th Jan
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Security over land can be taken by way of mortgage or charge with the appropriate form often depending on the significance of the land to the...
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17th Jan
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Intercreditor agreements are complicated and detailed arrangements between two or more sets of creditors, requiring careful consideration both in...
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Produced in partnership with K&L Gates 17th Jan
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Creating effective security is the first step in improving a creditor's position. Once that is done, it is then necessary to ensure that the security...
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17th Jan
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Collateral warranties are some of the most important documents in real estate finance development facilities. They are provided by the key members of...
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17th Jan
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The development of property can be carried out by different procurement methods. For more information, see Practice Note: Real estate development...
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17th Jan
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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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17th Jan
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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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17th Jan
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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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17th Jan
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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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17th Jan
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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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17th Jan
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Real estate finance (REF) transactions are either investment finance transactions or development finance transactions, depending on whether the...
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17th Jan

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