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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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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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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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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 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 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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In many commercial finance transactions, lenders expect to be given some form of credit support to increase their confidence in being able to recover...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers the costs that a lender operating in the interbank market will incur when providing funding to a borrower and the steps...
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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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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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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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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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What are portfolio loans?A portfolio is a collection of investments, eg a collection of properties which may be held by an investment company, hedge...
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15th Jan
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Title to a charity's properties may be held:•in the names of the individual trustees (if the charity is a trust)•in the name of a company (either...
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15th Jan
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This Practice Note deals with the extent of a valuer’s liability to buyers, sellers and mortgagees for inaccurate valuations, including the margin of...
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15th Jan
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A charity may be involved in a construction project:•to fulfil its charitable objectives (eg the construction of social housing)•to provide office or...
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15th Jan
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This Practice Note sets out the searches that should be carried out prior to completion (pre-completion searches), including priority searches (OS1...
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15th Jan
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Where land is held on a charitable trust, it can only be mortgaged in accordance with the provisions of Part 7 of the Charities Act 2011 (CA 2011). A...
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15th Jan
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If a charity is proposing to:•mortgage property that it owns, or•acquire property with mortgage financethere are a number of issues that a prospective...
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15th Jan
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The properties owned by a company can be acquired by one of two methods:•a purchase of assets owned by the company (an asset purchase), or•a purchase...
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15th Jan
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Date and frequencyThe frequency of a rent review is a matter for negotiation. The most common period in practice at the moment is every five...
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15th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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15th Jan
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In real estate finance transactions, the property is the main asset of the borrower and the security package taken by the lender will be based around...
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15th Jan
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A certificate of title (also known as a certificate on title) is a particular species of report on title.When solicitors are instructed to investigate...
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15th Jan
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A valuer estimates or assesses the worth or value of, or fixes a price for, a property. The note does not cover the liability of a valuer acting as an...
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15th Jan
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What is a letter of non-crystallisation?A letter of non-crystallisation is required by a buyer’s/lender’s solicitor to confirm that:•a floating charge...
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15th Jan
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This Practice Note sets out the key property related documents and information used or reviewed by real estate lawyers in an investment finance...
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Produced in partnership with Kelly Myles 15th Jan
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This Practice Note provides a summary of the purpose, nature and scope of the property aspects of the due diligence process that is carried out by the...
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15th Jan
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Property derivativesA derivative is a financial contract that gives an investor a return based on the performance of an underlying asset. In essence,...
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15th Jan
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Flexible loan structuresFollowing the financial crisis, the real estate finance market saw a retreat of conventional bank lending and an influx of...
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Produced in partnership with Rohan Campbell of Maple Teesdale LLP 15th Jan
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Lenders' risk exposureLenders are increasingly concerned with environmental risk in their day to day secured lending businesses. All major UK banks...
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Produced in partnership with Groundsure 15th Jan
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Land contamination liabilitiesThe main types of liabilities associated with land contamination and water pollution are summarised in Table A.Table...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 15th Jan

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